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Title: Casting fine grained, fully dense, strong inorganic materials

Methods and apparatuses for casting inorganic materials are provided. The inorganic materials include metals, metal alloys, metal hydrides and other materials. Thermal control zones may be established to control the propagation of a freeze front through the casting. Agitation from a mechanical blade or ultrasonic energy may be used to reduce porosity and shrinkage in the casting. After solidification of the casting, the casting apparatus may be used to anneal the cast part.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1226829
Report Number(s):
9,193,105
13/221,970
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22800
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2011 Aug 31
Research Org:
Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant (Y-12), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE