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Joining of advanced materials by superplastic deformation

United States Patent

August 19, 2008
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A method for utilizing superplastic deformation with or without a novel joint compound that leads to the joining of advanced ceramic materials, intermetallics, and cermets. A joint formed by this approach is as strong as or stronger than the materials joined. The method does not require elaborate surface preparation or application techniques.
Goretta; Kenneth C. (Downers Grove, IL), Routbort; Jules L. (Hinsdale, IL), Gutierrez-Mora; Felipe (Woodridge, IL)
UChicago Argonne, LLC (Chicago, IL)
11/ 302,419
December 12, 2005
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION The United States Government has rights in this invention under Contract No. W-31-109-ENG-38 between the U.S. Department of Energy and the University of Chicago representing Argonne National Laboratory.