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Molybdenum disilicide composites

United States Patent

March 6, 2001
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Molybdenum disilicide/.beta.'-Si.sub.6-z Al.sub.z O.sub.z N.sub.8-z, wherein z=a number from greater than 0 to about 5, composites are made by use of in situ reactions among .alpha.-silicon nitride, molybdenum disilicide, and aluminum. Molybdenum disilicide within a molybdenum disilicide/.beta.'-Si.sub.6-z Al.sub.z O.sub.z N.sub.8-z eutectoid matrix is the resulting microstructure when the invention method is employed.
Rodriguez; Robert P. (Nambe, NM), Petrovic; John J. (Los Alamos, NM)
The Regents of the University of California (Los Alamos, NM)
09/ 085,367
May 26, 1998
This invention was made with government support under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.