Accession Number:

ADD019652

Title:

Non-Thermal Process for Annealing Crystalline Materials

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 26 Jun 1996, patented 14 Dec 1999

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1999-12-14

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Bulk crystalline materials are annealed by introducing into them mechanical energy of sufficient intensity to create a large amplitude sound wave. The mechanical energy may be introduced into the material, for example, by laser ablation. Where the bulk crystalline material is a doped semiconductor, the process also electrically activates the material.

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE