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Alloy substantially free of dendrites and method of forming the same

United States Patent

April 7, 2009
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Described herein are alloys substantially free of dendrites. A method includes forming an alloy substantially free of dendrites. A superheated alloy is cooled to form a nucleated alloy. The temperature of the nucleated alloy is controlled to prevent the nuclei from melting. The nucleated alloy is mixed to distribute the nuclei throughout the alloy. The nucleated alloy is cooled with nuclei distributed throughout.
de Figueredo; Anacleto M. (West Newton, MA), Apelian; Diran (West Boylston, MA), Findon; Matt M. (Monson, MA), Saddock; Nicholas (S. Windson, CT)
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Worcester, MA)
10/ 668,668
September 23, 2003
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT The invention was supported, in whole or in part, by grant DE-FC 36-02ID 14232 from the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.