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Title: Control of microstructure in soldered, brazed, welded, plated, cast or vapor deposited manufactured components

Disclosed are methods and systems for controlling of the microstructures of a soldered, brazed, welded, plated, cast, or vapor deposited manufactured component. The systems typically use relatively weak magnetic fields of either constant or varying flux to affect material properties within a manufactured component, typically without modifying the alloy, or changing the chemical composition of materials or altering the time, temperature, or transformation parameters of a manufacturing process. Such systems and processes may be used with components consisting of only materials that are conventionally characterized as be uninfluenced by magnetic forces.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1320607
Report Number(s):
9,181,611
13/215,919
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22800
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2011 Aug 23
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