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A method is provided for synthesizing high temperature alloys from elemental powders. The method includes the steps of placing the elemental powders to be processed in a die. A relatively high pressure is then applied to the powders. Substantially simultaneously, an electrical discharge is applied to the powders. The discharge is of relatively high voltage and current density to provide alloying. A product fabricated by the present method is also described and claimed.
University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, Ky.
Okazaki, Kenji, "High Temperature Alloys Synthesis by Electro-Discharge Compaction" (1992). Chemical and Materials Engineering Faculty Patents. Paper 29.