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THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PROCESS FOR PRODUCING ALUMINUM STABILIZED,…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
2506
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2506
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Supercon, Inc.
830 Boston Turnpike Shrewsbury, MA 01545-3386
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PROCESS FOR PRODUCING ALUMINUM STABILIZED, FINE-FILAMENTARY SUPERCONDUCTING COMPOSITES-
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $437,000.00
 

Abstract:

MOST SUPERCONDUCTORS COMMERCIALLY PRODUCED IN THE UNITED STATES ARE COPPER STABILIZED. ALUMINUM STABILIZ- ATION, HOWEVER, IS A VERY DESIRABLE APPROACH AS THIS METAL HAS EXCELLENT LOW TEMPERATURE ELECTRICAL CONDUCT- IVITY WHEN PURE, LOW MAGNETORESISTANCE, LOW HEAT CAPACTY, LOW DENSITY, AND HIGH DEGREE OF TANSPARENCY TO ALL TYPES OF PARTICLES. THESE PROPERTIES MAKE HIGH PURITY ALUMINUM A SUPERIOR STABILIZER TO COPPER FOR MANY HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS AND OTHER APPLICATIONS. IN PRODUCING ALUMINUM-STABILIZED SUPERONDUCTORS THE PRINCIPAL PROBLEMS ARISE DURING ELEVATED TEMPERATURE EXTRUSION AND IN WIRE DRAWING AND ARE CAUSED BY DIFFERENCES IN THE MECHNICAL PROPERTIES OF HIGH-PURITY ALUMINUM AND NBTI. THE NEW PROCESS, WHICH THE CMPANY HAS RECENTLY DEVELOPED TO PRODUCE FINE FILAMENTARY NBTI IN A COPPER MATRIX FOR THE SUPER- CONDUCTING SUPER COLLIDER (SSC), COMBINED WITH LOW TEMPERATURE PROCESSING, ARE IDEALLY SUITED TO THE FABRICATION OF ALUMINUM-STABILIZED FINE-FILAMENT NBTI. THESE METHODS WILL EXPANDED AND MODIFIED TO DEVELOP A PROCESS FOR PRODUCIN A FINE-FILAMENTARY, ALUMINUM- STABILIZED PRODUCT. THE APPROACH WILL BE TO FIRST PRODUCE MONOFILAMENTARY NBTI IN THE CORRECT DEGREE OF COLD WORK SO THAT IT CAN BE FURTHER COLD PROCESSED INTO A WIRE IN THE PRESENCE OF HIGH-PURITY ALUMINUM. THIS WILL THEN BE REASSEMBLED IN A VARIETY OF WAYS TO MAKE FINE-FILAMENT NBTI ALUMINUM-STABILIZED COMPOSITE.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Eric Gregory
Principal Investigator
6178420174

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Supercon, Inc.
830 Boston Turnpike Shrewsbury, MA 01545

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