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A COPPER ALLOY WITH SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVED HIGH TEMPERATURE PROPERTIES WOULD BE…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
3458
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
3458
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TECHNICAL RESEARCH ASSOC., INC.
P.O. Box 15278 Honolulu, HI 96830
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: A COPPER ALLOY WITH SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVED HIGH TEMPERATURE PROPERTIES WOULD BE A DESIRABLE COMPONENT OF A HIGH HEAT FLUX FIRST WALL PLASMA CONFINEMENT SYSTEM FOR FUSION REACTORS.
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

A COPPER ALLOY WITH SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVED HIGH TEMPERATURE PROPERTIES WOULD BE A DESIRABLE COMPONENT OF A HIGH HEAT FLUX FIRST WALL PLASMA CONFINEMENT SYSTEM FOR FUSION REACTORS. THIS PROJECT WILL DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF INCORPORATING COLLOIDAL OXIDE PARTICLES IN A MOLTEN COPPER ALLOY. THE OXIDE WILL BE WET BY AND REMAIN STABLE IN THE COPPER MELT, ALLOWING THE COPPER TO BE CAST AND WELDED, UNLIKE CURRENT DISPERSION STRENTHENED (DS) COPPER. COLLODIAL SIZED OXIDE PARTICLES WILL BE EMBEDDED IN COPPER BY A CHEMICAL COPRECIPITATION AND HYDROGEN REDUCTION TECHNIQUE. THE COPPER POWDER WILL THEN BE ADDED TO A COPPERALLOY MELT WHICH CONTAINS SMALL QUANITITES OF A REACTIVE METAL WHICH WILL RENDER THE OXIDE PARTICLES METALLOPHILIC. OXIDE PARTICLE SIZE AND EFFECTS WILL BE DETERMINED BY TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROCOPY (TEM) AND MICROHARDNESS TESTING.

Principal Investigator:

J. k. weeks
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
8015828080

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Technical Research Associates
410 Chipeta Way Suite 222 Salt Lake City, UT 84108

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