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Sol-gel deposition of buffer layers on biaxially textured metal substances

United States Patent

6,077,344
June 20, 2000
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A method is disclosed for forming a biaxially textured buffer layer on a biaxially oriented metal substrate by using a sol-gel coating technique followed by pyrolyzing/annealing in a reducing atmosphere. This method is advantageous for providing substrates for depositing electronically active materials thereon.
Shoup; Shara S. (Woodstock, GA), Paranthamam; Mariappan (Knoxville, TN), Beach; David B. (Knoxville, TN), Kroeger; Donald M. (Knoxville, TN), Goyal; Amit (Knoxville, TN)
Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation (Oak Ridge, TN)
08/ 922,173
September 2, 1997
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH This invention was made with United States Government support awarded by the Department of Energy to Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation, Contract No. DE-AC05-96OR22464. The United States Government has certain rights in this invention.