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Method of fabricating metal- and ceramic- matrix composites and functionalized textiles

United States Patent

8,157,948
April 17, 2012
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A method of manufacturing an article comprises providing a first sheet, wetting the first sheet with a liquid precursor to provide a first wet sheet, and irradiating the first wet sheet in a pattern corresponding to a first cross section of the article such that the liquid precursor is at least partially converted to a solid in the first cross section. A second sheet is disposed adjacent to the first sheet. The method further comprises wetting the second sheet with the liquid precursor to provide a second wet sheet, and irradiating the second wet sheet in a pattern corresponding to a second cross section of the article such that the liquid precursor is at least partially converted to a solid in the second cross section. In particular the liquid precursor may be converted to a metal, ceramic, semiconductor, semimetal, or a combination of these materials.
Maxwell; James L. (Jemez Springs, NM), Chavez; Craig A. (Los Alamos, NM), Black; Marcie R. (Lincoln, MA)
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
12/ 099,601
20090250844
April 8, 2008
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.