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Method of fabricating a homogeneous wire of inter-metallic alloy

United States Patent

May 29, 2001
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A method for fabricating a homogeneous wire of inter-metallic alloy comprising the steps of providing a base-metal wire bundle comprising a metal, an alloy or a combination thereof; working the wire bundle through at least one die to obtain a desired dimension and to form a precursor wire; and, controllably heating the precursor wire such that a portion of the wire will become liquid while simultaneously maintaining its desired shape, whereby substantial homogenization of the wire occurs in the liquid state and additional homogenization occurs in the solid state resulting in a homogenous alloy product.
Ohriner; Evan Keith (Knoxville, TN), Blue; Craig Alan (Knoxville, TN)
U T Battelle (Oak Ridge, TN)
09/ 268,461
March 16, 1999
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT The U.S. Government has rights in this invention pursuant to contract number DE-AC05-96OR22464 between Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation and the Department of Energy.