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Ni3Al-based alloys for die and tool application

United States Patent

May 29, 2001
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A novel Ni.sub.3 Al-based alloy exhibits strengths and hardness in excess of the standard base alloy IC-221M at temperatures of up to about C. The alloy is useful in tool and die applications requiring such temperatures, and for structural elements in engineering systems exposed to such temperatures.
Liu; Chain T. (Oak Ridge, TN), Bloom; Everett E. (Kingston, TN)
U.T.Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
09/ 396,957
September 15, 1999
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS The United States Government has rights in this invention according to the terms of Contract Number DE-AC05-96OR22464 between Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation and the United States Department of Energy.