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GRAPHITE REINFORCED COPPER ALLOYS FOR FUSION REACTOR APPLICATIONS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
7060
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7060
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 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: GRAPHITE REINFORCED COPPER ALLOYS FOR FUSION REACTOR APPLICATIONS
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE FIRST WALL STRUCTURE OF FUSION REACTORS WILL BE EXPOSED TO HOT PLASMAS AND HIGH HEAT FLUXES. THIS RESEARCH WILL DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING BIDIRECTIONAL GRAPHITE REINFORCEMENT IN COPPER ALLOYS TO PROVIDE A TRANSITION BETWEEN CERAMIC ARMOR (WHICH PROVIDES RESISTANCE TO THE PLASMA ENVIRONMENT) AND A COPPER CONTAINMENT VESSEL WHERE THE HEAT OF REACTION IS EXTRACTED. AFTER REVIEWING THE CURRENT LITERATURE ON COPPER-BASED METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES, GRAPHITE-REINFORCED COPPER WILL BE PRODUCED. PHYSICAL PROPERTIES WILL BE TESTED AS A FUNCTION OF THERMAL CYCLING.

Principal Investigator:

Mr Joseph K Weeks
8015828080

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Technical Research Associates
410 Chipeta Way #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