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RADIATION RESISTANT RADIO FREQUENCY FEEDTHROUGH INSULATORS FOR FUSION…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
21101
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
21101
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Composite Technology Development, Inc.
2600 Campus Drive, Suite D Suite D Lafayette, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: RADIATION RESISTANT RADIO FREQUENCY FEEDTHROUGH INSULATORS FOR FUSION APPLICATIONS
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $600,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE MATERIALS CURRENTLY USED FOR RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) FEEDTHROUGH INSULATORS ARE INADEQUATE FOR FUTURE FUSION DEVICES SUCH AS THE INTERNATIONAL THERMONUCLEAR EXPERIMENTAL REACTOR (ITER). THESE MONOLITHIC CERAMICS WILL LOSE THEIR DIELECTRIC STRENGTH, AND SWELL IN THE NEUTRON FLUENCES EXPECTED IN ITER. THIS MAKES THEM EXTREMELY SUSCEPTIBLE TO BRITTLE FRACTURE, WHICH CAN LEAD TO CATASTROPHIC FAILURE IN THE INSULATION. A CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITE (CMC) MATERIAL COULD PROVIDE THE IMPROVEMENT IN FRACTURE RESISTANCE AS RADIATION IS ADDED TO THE OPERATION MODE. IN PHASE I CANDIDATE CMC MATERIALS WILL BE DEVELOPED ON THE BASIS OF PERFORMANCE TO MEET THE STRINGENT ELECTRICAL, THERMAL, MECHANICAL, AND RADIATION RESISTANT REQUIREMENTS. EMPHASIS WILL BE GIVEN TO PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES THAT CAN FABRICATE PARTS AT NEAR NET SHAPES. SCREENING TESTS WILL BE PERFORMED FOR ELECTRICAL, MECHANICAL, AND THERMAL PROPERTIES FOR PRELIMINARY DESIGN EVALUATION AND SELECTION FOR FURTHER DEVELOPMENT. TEST PLANS FOR DEVELOPING MATERIAL PROPERTIES AND DEMONSTRATING PROTOTYPE COMPONENT PERFORMANCE OF THESE MATERIALS BEFORE, AFTER, AND DURING IRRADIATION WILL BE PREPARED FOR PHASE II.

Principal Investigator:

Dr James B Schutz
3034472226

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Composite Technology
2400 Central Ave #h Boulder, CO 80301

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No