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Iron-based amorphous alloys and methods of synthesizing iron-based amorphous alloys

United States Patent

May 3, 2016
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A method according to one embodiment includes combining an amorphous iron-based alloy and at least one metal selected from a group consisting of molybdenum, chromium, tungsten, boron, gadolinium, nickel phosphorous, yttrium, and alloys thereof to form a mixture, wherein the at least one metal is present in the mixture from about 5 atomic percent (at %) to about 55 at %; and ball milling the mixture at least until an amorphous alloy of the iron-based alloy and the at least one metal is formed. Several amorphous iron-based metal alloys are also presented, including corrosion-resistant amorphous iron-based metal alloys and radiation-shielding amorphous iron-based metal alloys.
Saw; Cheng Kiong (Livermore, CA), Bauer; William A. (Beavercreek, OH), Choi; Jor-Shan (El Cerrito, CA), Day; Dan (Danville, CA), Farmer; Joseph C. (Tracy, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
12/ 426,769
April 20, 2009
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the United States Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.