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Corrosion resistant amorphous metals and methods of forming corrosion resistant amorphous metals

United States Patent

November 17, 2009
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A system for coating a surface comprises providing a source of amorphous metal, providing ceramic particles, and applying the amorphous metal and the ceramic particles to the surface by a spray. The coating comprises a composite material made of amorphous metal that contains one or more of the following elements in the specified range of composition: yttrium (.gtoreq.1 atomic %), chromium (14 to 18 atomic %), molybdenum (.gtoreq.7 atomic %), tungsten (.gtoreq.1 atomic %), boron (.ltoreq.5 atomic %), or carbon (.gtoreq.4 atomic %).
Farmer; Joseph C. (Tracy, CA), Wong; Frank M. G. (Livermore, CA), Haslam; Jeffery J. (Livermore, CA), Yang; Nancy (Lafayette, CA), Lavernia; Enrique J. (Davis, CA), Blue; Craig A. (Knoxville, TN), Graeve; Olivia A. (Reno, NV), Bayles; Robert (Annandale, VA), Perepezko; John H. (Madison, WI), Kaufman; Larry (Brookline, MA), Schoenung; Julie (Davis, CA), Ajdelsztajn; Leo (Walnut Creek, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
11/ 595,676
November 9, 2006
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.