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High-Temperature Air Braze Filler Materials And Processes For Preparing And Using Same

United States Patent Application

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High-temperature air braze filler materials composed of various ternary metal alloys are described. Noble metals (M) are added as a ternary constituent to a silver-copper oxide (Ag--CuO.sub.x) system. The silver (Ag) component is directly substituted with the noble metal to form a series of alloys. Addition of the noble metal increases the solidus and liquidus temperatures of the resulting air braze filler metals and increases temperatures under which seals and other sealing components formed from these filler metals can be employed.
Weil, Kenneth Scott (Richland, WA), Hardy, John S. (Richland, WA), Kim, Jin Yong (Richland, WA)
12/ 170,593
July 10, 2008
[0002] This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC05-76RLO1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.