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Thermal and high magnetic field treatment of materials and associated apparatus

United States Patent

January 9, 2007
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Production of Materials with Superior Properties Utilizing High Magnetic Field
An apparatus and method for altering characteristics, such as can include structural, magnetic, electrical, optical or acoustical characteristics, of an electrically-conductive workpiece utilizes a magnetic field within which the workpiece is positionable and schemes for thermally treating the workpiece by heating or cooling techniques in conjunction with the generated magnetic field so that the characteristics of the workpiece are effected by both the generated magnetic field and the thermal treatment of the workpiece.
Kisner; Roger A. (Knoxville, TN), Wilgen; John B. (Oak Ridge, TN), Ludtka; Gerard M. (Oak Ridge, TN), Jaramillo; Roger A. (Knoxville, TN), Mackiewicz-Ludtka; Gail (Oak Ridge, TN)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
11/ 109,376
April 19, 2005
This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy to UT-Battelle, LLC, and the Government has certain rights to the invention.