Accession Number : ADD000944

Title :   Preparation of Beryllium Boride Armor by Direct Casting.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Cline,Carl F ; Wilkins,Mark L

Report Date : 03 Jul 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent relates to a method of casting lightweight armor material of Be4B dispersed in a Be matrix comprising the melting of a mixture of Be4B and Be powder containing 10-20 atomic percent boron, cooling to induce a temperature gradient in the molten material, and recovering the solidified cermet.

Descriptors :   *Body armor, *Patents, Beryllium alloys, Casting, Cermets, Boron alloys, Borides

Subject Categories : Armor

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE