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NANOTWINNED SILVER ALLOY FILM WITH CONTROLLED ARCHITECTURE

United States Patent Application

20150275350
A1
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A technique for forming a material including nanotwinned silver crystals in solid solution with a solute that exhibits enhanced strength and desirable electrical conductivity, as compared to coarse-grained material. Synthesis of nanotwinned silver alloy material is achieved by cooling of a substrate and co-deposition of silver and the solute. Controlling the processing conditions of synthesis allows for tailoring of the nanostructure and mechanical properties of the nanotwinned silver alloy material. A material including nanotwinned silver crystals in solid solution with a solute also is described.
Ott, Ryan Timothy (Ames, IA), Besser, Matthew Frank (Urbandale, IA)
14/ 664,342
March 20, 2015
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST [0002] This invention was made with Government support from a grant under Contract No. DE-AC02-07CH11358, provided by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Materials Sciences and Engineering. The Government may have certain rights in the invention.