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Corrosion resistant amorphous metals and methods of forming corrosion resistant amorphous metals

United States Patent

July 15, 2014
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A system for coating a surface comprises providing a source of amorphous metal, providing ceramic particles, and applying the amorphous metal and the ceramic particles to the surface by a spray. The coating comprises a composite material made of amorphous metal that contains one or more of the following elements in the specified range of composition: yttrium (.gtoreq.1 atomic %), chromium (14 to 18 atomic %), molybdenum (.gtoreq.7 atomic %), tungsten (.gtoreq.1 atomic %), boron (.ltoreq.5 atomic %), or carbon (.gtoreq.4 atomic %).
Farmer; Joseph C. (Tracy, CA), Wong; Frank M. G. (Livermore, CA), Haslam; Jeffery J. (Livermore, CA), Yang; Nancy (Lafayette, CA), Lavernia; Enrique J. (Davis, CA), Blue; Craig A. (Knoxville, TN), Graeve; Olivia A. (Reno, NV), Bayles; Robert (Annandale, VA), Perepezko; John H. (Madison, WI), Kaufman; Larry (Brookline, MA), Schoenung; Julie (Davis, CA), Ajdelsztajn; Leo (Walnut Creek, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC. (Livermore, CA), The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA), Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
12/ 571,535
October 1, 2009
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT 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.