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Ductile metal alloys, method for making ductile metal alloys

United States Patent

9,957,593
May 1, 2018
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A ductile alloy is provided comprising molybdenum, chromium and aluminum, wherein the alloy has a ductile to brittle transition temperature of about 300 C after radiation exposure. The invention also provides a method for producing a ductile alloy, the method comprising purifying a base metal defining a lattice; and combining the base metal with chromium and aluminum, whereas the weight percent of chromium is sufficient to provide solute sites within the lattice for point defect annihilation.
Cockeram; Brian V. (North Huntingdon, PA)
U.S. Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
14/ 191,691
February 27, 2014
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION The U.S. Government has rights in this invention pursuant to U.S. Department of Energy Contract No. DE-AC11-98PN38206.