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Rapid infrared heating of a surface

United States Patent

January 16, 2001
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High energy flux infrared heaters are used to treat an object having a surface section and a base section such that a desired characteristic of the surface section is physically, chemically, or phasically changed while the base section remains unchanged.
Sikka; Vinod K. (Oak Ridge, TN), Blue; Craig A. (Concord, TN), Ohriner; Evan Keith (Knoxville, TN)
Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corp. (Oak Ridge, TN)
09/ 268,624
March 15, 1999
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to contract number DE-AC05-96OR22464 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation.