Wednesday, February 23, 2011

US Patent 7892653 - Titanium alloy with carbon nanotubes

This patent teaches a way to increase the strength and corrosion resistance of titanium alloys using carbon nanotubes. Claim 1 reads:

1. A titanium alloy composite material comprising carbon nanotubes coated with a layer comprising an unreacted element and a carbide of the element, wherein the coated carbon nanotubes are dispersed in crystal grains of the titanium alloy.

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