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SYSTEM AND PROCESS FOR JOINING DISSIMILAR MATERIALS AND SOLID-STATE INTERLOCKING JOINT WITH INTERMETALLIC INTERFACE FORMED THEREBY

United States Patent Application

20180073532
A1
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A method for connecting two dissimilar materials having different melting points is described wherein a the materials are heated together to obtain plasticization of the lower melting point material within a prefigured geometry within a first material in such a way so as to form intermetallic features within a solid state joint.
Whalen, Scott A. (Richland, WA), Ross, Kenneth A. (West Richland, WA), Reza-E-Rabby, M. D. (Richland, WA), Hovanski, Yuri (Mapleton, UT)
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE (Richland WA)
15/ 694,565
September 1, 2017
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC0576RL01830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.