US Patent No. 10,214,801

NANOPARTICLE-REINFORCED COMPOSITES AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE AND USE


Patent No. 10,214,801
Issue Date February 26, 2019
Title Nanoparticle-reinforced Composites And Methods Of Manufacture And Use
Inventorship Chengying Xu, Tallahassee, FL (US)
Assignee Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc., Tallahassee, FL (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,214,801

1. A method for forming a composite structure, the method comprising:heating a metal substrate material to a selected temperature to form a heated metal substrate;
disposing a plurality of ceramic nanoparticles onto a surface of the heated metal substrate, wherein the ceramic nanoparticles have an average particle size of from 20 nm to 950 nm, wherein the plurality of ceramic nanoparticles are dispersed in a non-solvent liquid when disposing the plurality of ceramic nanoparticles on the heated substrate, wherein the non-solvent liquid evaporates upon contact with the heated substrate; and
applying a roller across the surface of the heated metal substrate under a pressure effective to embed the ceramic nanoparticles within a surface region of the heated metal substrate.