Method of Bonding Carbon-Carbon and Metal Matrix Composite Structures.
Patent, Filed 1 Jul 91, patented 31 Mar 92,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A method of bonding two carboncarbon composite pieces or a carboncarbon composite piece and a graphitealuminum metal matrix composite piece together by 1 forming a uniform coating of molten AgNO3 on the surfaces to be bonded at a temperature above the melting point of AgNO3 but below the decomposition temperature of AgNO3 2 placing the molten AgNO3 coated surfaces to be bonded into contact with each other 3 decomposing the molten AgNO3 to form a silver metal layer bonding the pieces together. If a graphitealuminum metal matrix composite piece is being bonded, a silver diffusion step may be added at the end of the process to strengthen the silver bond to the metal cladding or metal matrix of the metal matrix composite piece.
- Laminates and Composite Materials
- Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
- Metallurgy and Metallography
- Inorganic Chemistry