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Beryllium Armored Aluminum Alloy Plasma Facing Components

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
41748
Program Year/Program:
1998 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
41748
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Plasma Processes LLC.
4914 Moores Mill Road Huntsville, AL 35811-1558
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1998
Title: Beryllium Armored Aluminum Alloy Plasma Facing Components
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $75,000.00
 

Abstract:

50467-98-I Beryllium Armored Aluminum Alloy Plasma Facing Components--Plasma Processes, Inc., 4914 D Moores Mill Road, Huntsville, AL 35811-1558; (205) 851-7653 Mr. Timothy Mckechnie, Principal Investigator Mr. Timothy Mckechnie, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG02-98ER82644 Amount: $75,000 Beryllium armor is required on fusion energy plasma facing components (PFC) to minimize plasma poisoning. However, beryllium forms performance limiting, brittle intermetallics with most metals, including all copper alloy heat sinks. To prevent intermetallic formation the components must be operated at low temperatures or utilize multiple diffusion barrier coatings which add complexity and risk. An aluminum-based heat sink would eliminate the brittle copper-beryllium intermetallic since aluminum is the only structural alloy that does not form an intermetallic with beryllium. Beryllium brush armor will be fabricated and joined to aluminum alloy heat sinks to demonstrate an improved PFC. Characterization of the lightweight aluminum beryllium materials and structure will be conducted. Innovative beryllium brush armor will be developed and joined to aluminum heat sinks. Beryllium armored aluminum PFC will be fabricated and delivered for fusion relevant high heat flux testing. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: These materials should be useful for fusion reactor plasma facing components, aircraft components, nuclear weapon components, lightweight mirrors and structures for space and satellite use, sporting equipment (golf clubs, rackets, etc.), and space station equipment._

Principal Investigator:

Mr. Timothy Mckechnie
President
2058517653

Business Contact:

Mr. Timothy Mckechnie
President
2058517653
Small Business Information at Submission:

Plasma Processes, Inc.
4914-D Moores Mill Road Huntsville, AL 35811

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