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Low Cost Materials for Neutron Absorption in Generation IV Nuclear Power Systems

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
57078
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
70789S02-I
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Powdermet Inc.
24112 Rockwell Drive Euclid, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Low Cost Materials for Neutron Absorption in Generation IV Nuclear Power Systems
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG03-02ER83437
Award Amount: $99,960.00
 

Abstract:

70789 There are no low cost solutions to the problem of neutron radiation in nuclear power plants. Current protective materials and techniques for making them are very expensive. Recent research investigating Ni/boron carbide material, fabricated via high velocity oxygen fuel (HVOF) plasma spray, has shown significant positive results in protection from neutron radiation. This project will further develop this material and associated application techniques to significantly reduce the cost of radiation protection and storage. Phase I will fabricate and characterize the neutron absorption materials. Ultimately, a U.S. source for Ni Carbonyl will be created. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: Nickel/boron carbide powders should have application in composite materials, thermal spray coating, and wear resistance. In addition, the nickel coating should have application to electronics and filler materials.

Principal Investigator:

Dean Baker
8187686420

Business Contact:

Andrew Sherman
70789
8187686420
powdermet@earthlink.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

Powdermet, Inc.
9960 Glenoaks Boulevard Unit A Sun Valley, CA 91352

EIN/Tax ID: 954616398
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No