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Hydrogen Cryostat for Muon Beam Cooling

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
67035
Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
75497B04-I
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Muons, Inc.
552 N Batavia Ave Batavia, IL 60510-0000
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Hydrogen Cryostat for Muon Beam Cooling
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-04ER86191
Award Amount: $700,000.00
 

Abstract:

75497-Ionization cooling, a method for shrinking the size of a muon beam, is needed for muon colliders and neutrino factories, two options for future High Energy Physics facilities. Hydrogen is needed in these applications for several reasons, but a safe and efficient containment cryostat is a prerequisite for its use. This project will develop a single hydrogen system to provide ionization energy loss for muon beam cooling, breakdown suppression for pressurized high-gradient RF cavities, and refrigeration for superconducting magnets and cold RF cavities. A cryostat and refrigeration system will be designed, prototyped, and tested that circulates hydrogen through magnetic coils, RF cavities, and the absorber volume to achieve a safe, robust means to enable exceptionally bright muon beams. Phase I will develop a baseline conceptual design of a hydrogen-liquefier cryostat for a muon ionization-cooling channel, which includes the gaseous hydrogen absorber, high-gradient pressurized RF cavities, and high-temperature superconducting (HTS) magnet coils. A mathematical model of the cryostat will be developed to allow the optimization of the cryostat, liquefier, and other channel parameters. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the applicant: Cooling and accelerating muon beams using a single hydrogen system to refrigerate HTS (high temperature superconducting) focusing magnets, pressurized high-gradient RF cavities, and energy absorber could help make neutrino factories affordable and muon colliders a compelling option for the energy frontier. The technology also likely could impact the future world hydrogen economy because it involves innovative uses of hydrogen and its associated safety concerns under extreme conditions of temperature and pressure.

Principal Investigator:

Rolland P. Johnson
Dr.
7578706943
rol@muonsinc.com

Business Contact:

Rolland P. Johnson
Dr.
7578706943
rol@muonsinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Muons, Inc.
552 N. Batavia Avenue Batavia, IL 60510

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
P.O. Box 500
Batavia, IL 60510
Contact: Bruce Chrisman
Contact Phone: (630) 840-6657
RI Type: Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)