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BAINITIC STEEL MATERIALS AND METHODS OF MAKING SUCH MATERIALS

United States Patent Application

20160348200
A1
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Methods of making bainitic steels may involve austenitizing a quantity of steel by exposing the quantity of steel to a first temperature. A composition of the quantity of steel may be configured to impede formation of non-bainite ferrite, pearlite, and Widmanstatten ferrite. The quantity of steel may be heat-treated to form bainite by exposing the quantity of steel to a second, lower temperature. The second, lower temperature may be stabilized by exposing the quantity of steel to the second, lower temperature in the presence of a thermal ballast.
Bakas, Michael Paul (Idaho Falls, ID), Chu, Henry Shiu-Hung (Idaho Falls, ID), Zagula, Thomas Andrew (Rigby, ID), Langhorst, Benjamin Robert (Idaho Falls, ID)
14/ 566,455
December 10, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with government support under Contract Number DE-AC07-05ID14517 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.