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Electrochemical nitridation of metal surfaces

United States Patent

June 30, 2015
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Electrochemical nitridation of metals and the produced metals are disclosed. An exemplary method of electrochemical nitridation of metals comprises providing an electrochemical solution at low temperature. The method also comprises providing a three-electrode potentiostat system. The method also comprises stabilizing the three-electrode potentiostat system at open circuit potential. The method also comprises applying a cathodic potential to a metal.
Wang; Heli (Littleton, CO), Turner; John A. (Littleton, CO)
Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden, CO)
13/ 581,184
March 3, 2010
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN The United States Government has rights in this invention under Contract No. DE-AC36-08G028308 between the United States Department of Energy and the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, the Manager and Operator of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.