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Free Surface Flowing Liquid-Plasma Interaction Facility

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
51490
Program Year/Program:
2001 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
DE-FG02-01ER86134
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NPL ASSOC., INC.
912 W. Armory Drive Champaign, IL 61821-4537
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Free Surface Flowing Liquid-Plasma Interaction Facility
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-01ER86134
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Attractive fusion energy sources will require the use of new concepts and advanced materials, able to withstand the high levels of surface heat flux and neutron wall loads for in-vessel components. The application of free surface flowing liquids as plasma-facing components in future fusion energy systems will meet this need. This project will examine key liquid-plasma interaction issues to assess the feasibility of free surface flowing liquids as advanced plasma-facing components for future fusion systems. These issues include effective hydrogen/helium particle retention, liquid erosion (sputtering, evaporation), power extraction, vapor shielding, and macroscopic liquid removal. Phase I will evaluate the technical feasibility of developing and fabricating free surface flowing liquid modules.

Principal Investigator:

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Npl Associates, Inc.
912 West Armory Avenue Champaign, IL 61821

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
The Bd. of Trustees of the Univ. of IL
801 South Wright Street
Champaign, IL 61820
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university