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Boron Carbide Coatings for Enhanced Performance of Radio-Frequency Antennas in…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
40171
Program Year/Program:
1998 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
40171
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
HY-Tech Research Corp.
104 Centre Court Radford, VA 24141 5123
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1998
Title: Boron Carbide Coatings for Enhanced Performance of Radio-Frequency Antennas in Magnetic Fusion Devices
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $99,027.00
 

Abstract:

Boron Carbide Coatings for Enhanced Performance of Radio-Frequency Antennas in Magnetic Fusion Devices DOE Grant No. DE-FG02-98ER86078 Amount: $99,027 Small Business HY-Tech Research Corporation 104 Centre Court Radford Industrial Center Radford, VA 24141-5123 Dr. C. Christopher Klepper, Principal Investigator Dr. Robert Hazelton, Business Official (540) 639-4019 Research Institution Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 1 Cyclotron Road MS- 90-1070 Berkeley, CA 94720 Although boron carbide coatings have been shown to be important to the performance of radio frequency-heating couplers in long-pulse magnetic fusion devices, their low thermal conductivity limits the thickness and, therefore, the lifetime of these coatings. This project will apply dual-source metal plasma immersion technology, developed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), to make B4C films using synchronized Boron/Carbon and Carbon plasma beams. In Phase I, a carbon plasma source from LBNL will be combined with a carbon-doped boron source at HY-Tech. Films produced in the resulting system will be analyzed at LBNL. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: Boron-based thin films are important for hard coatings. The two-source metal plasma immersion technique should be applicable to large-scale production of coatings, nano-structures, bio-materials and superconductors._

Principal Investigator:

Dr. C. Christopher Kleppe
Research Scientist
5406394019

Business Contact:

Dr. Robert Hazelton
Secretary/Treasurer
5406394019
Small Business Information at Submission:

Hy-Tech Research Corp.
104 Centre Court Radford Industrial Center Radford, VA 24141

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road MS- 90-1070
Berkeley, CA 94720
RI Type: Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)