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Metallic diffusion process and improved article produced thereby

United States Patent

April 29, 2003
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A uniquely surface-modified metallic part is provided by the utilization of microwave energy to promote diffusion of desired metals into the surface of the formed metallic part.
Morrow; M. Stanley (Kingston, TN), Schechter; Donald E. (Ten Mile, TN), Grant; Harley A. (Harrison, TN)
BWXT Y-12 LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
09/ 764,925
January 18, 2001
The U.S. Government has rights in this invention pursuant to contract No. DE-AC05-000R22800 between the Department of Energy and BWXY Y-12 LLC, and contract No. DE-ACO5-84OR21400 between the Department of Energy and Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation.