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DUAL PHASE MAGNETIC MATERIAL COMPONENT AND METHOD OF FORMING

United States Patent Application

20150115749
A1
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A magnetic component having intermixed first and second regions, and a method of preparing that magnetic component are disclosed. The first region includes a magnetic phase and the second region includes a non-magnetic phase. The method includes mechanically masking pre-selected sections of a surface portion of the component by using a nitrogen stop-off material and heat-treating the component in a nitrogen-rich atmosphere at a temperature greater than about 900.degree. C. Both the first and second regions are substantially free of carbon, or contain only limited amounts of carbon; and the second region includes greater than about 0.1 weight % of nitrogen.
Dial, Laura Cerully (Clifton Park, NY), DiDomizio, Richard (Charlton, NY), Johnson, Francis (Clifton Park, NY)
General Electric Company (Schenectady NY)
14/ 068,937
October 31, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT [0001] This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-EE0005573, awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.