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Development of Textured Buffer Layer On Metal Tapes for Oxide Superconductors

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Department of Energy
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Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
TechSource, Inc.
1475 Central Ave, Ste 250 Los Alamos, NM -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Development of Textured Buffer Layer On Metal Tapes for Oxide Superconductors
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG03-01ER83314
Award Amount: $99,715.00


65480 The production of intense fission product radioactive beams used for nuclear physics research requires special target approaches. One such approach is that of a two-step target, in which an energetic, intense light-ion beam strikes a cooled heavy metal target to create neutrons, and the neutrons cause fissions in a surrounding blanket to make the fission products. However, such a target has not been demonstrated to work under intense irradiation conditions. This project will develop a prototype two-step target design utilizing numerical simulations of energy deposition, neutron transport, and thermal behavior. A cooling technique will also be included because of the intense incident beam. Phase I project will determine target dimensions and components and evaluate target cooling approaches. Commercial Applications And Other Benefits as described by awardee: The results of this project should have direct benefit to the new nuclear physics initiative, the Rare Isotope Accelerator project.

Principal Investigator:

Willard L. Talbert
Senior Physicist

Business Contact:

Pierre Grand
Small Business Information at Submission:

Techsource, Inc.
P.O. Box 31057 Santa Fe, NM 87594

EIN/Tax ID: 850448248
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No