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Laser peening of components of thin cross-section

United States Patent

6,805,970
October 19, 2004
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The properties of a metal piece are altered by laser peening the piece on the first side using an acoustic coupling material operatively connected to the second side and subsequently laser peening the piece on the second side using an acoustic coupling material operatively connected to the first side.
Hackel; Lloyd A. (Livermore, CA), Halpin; John M. (Tracy, CA), Harris, Jr.; Fritz B. (Rocklin, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
10/ 674,521
20040086738
September 29, 2003
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.