Non-Thermal Process for Annealing Crystalline Materials
Patent, Filed 26 Jun 1996, patented 14 Dec 1999
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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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.
- Laminates and Composite Materials