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IRON-BASED AMORPHOUS ALLOYS AND METHODS OF SYNTHESIZING IRON-BASED AMORPHOUS ALLOYS

United States Patent Application

20160201176
A1
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A method according to one embodiment includes combining an amorphous iron-based alloy and at least one metal selected from a group consisting of molybdenum, chromium, tungsten, boron, gadolinium, nickel phosphorous, yttrium, and alloys thereof to form a mixture, wherein the at least one metal is present in the mixture from about 5 atomic percent (at %) to about 55 at %; and ball milling the mixture at least until an amorphous alloy of the iron-based alloy and the at least one metal is formed. Several amorphous iron-based metal alloys are also presented, including corrosion-resistant amorphous iron-based metal alloys and radiation-shielding amorphous iron-based metal alloys,
Saw, Cheng Kiong (Livermore, CA), Bauer, William A. (Beavercreek, OH), Choi, Jor-Shan (El Cerrito, CA), Day, Sumner Daniel (Danville, CA), Farmer, Joseph C. (Tracy, CA)
15/ 077,819
March 22, 2016
[0002] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the United States Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.