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Rugged Ceramic Window for RF Applications

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
89809
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
85239
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Rugged Ceramic Window for RF Applications
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-08ER85024
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

The high-current RF cavities needed for many accelerator applications often are limited by the power transmission capability of the pressure barriers (windows) that separate the cavity from the power source. Most efforts to improve RF window design have focused on alumina ceramic, the most popular historical choice, and have not taken advantage of new materials. In this project, alternative window materials such as sapphire, aluminum nitride, and ALON┬┐ will be investigated and tested for material properties. The chosen candidate will be used in a window for high power testing. In Phase I, samples of materials that meet the design requirements will be purchased and tested at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. Based on this study, a material will be chosen for Phase II window construction and full power testing. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: An alternative window material that makes RF windows stronger and more robust should have immediate applications to both superconducting and room-temperature accelerating systems.

Principal Investigator:

Rolland Johnson
Dr.
7578706943
Rol@muonsinc.com

Business Contact:

Thomas Roberts
Dr.
6308402424
tjrob@muonsinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

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

EIN/Tax ID: 364488857
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No