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Fusion Materials & Components, Subtopic a. Structural Materials & Insulating…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
41713
Program Year/Program:
1998 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
41713
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TPL, Inc.
3921 Academy Parkway North, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109-4416
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1998
Title: Fusion Materials & Components, Subtopic a. Structural Materials & Insulating Coatings
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $74,998.00
 

Abstract:

50306-98-I Fusion Materials & Components, Subtopic a. Structural Materials & Insulating Coatings--TPL, Inc, 3921 Academy Parkway North, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109-4416; (505) 342-4414 Dr. Stuart T. Schwab, Principal Investigator Dr. William F. Hartman, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-98ER82697 Amount: $75,000 Current methods of producing silicon carbide fiber reinforced silicon carbide (SiC/SiC) composites are slow, costly, and do not yield sufficient thermal conductivity for fusion reactor applications. The most conductive SiC/SiC contains elemental silicon, which limits service temperature, and may not be compatible with a high radiation. Polymer infiltration/pyrolysis (PIP) processing is a new manufacturing method that, when combined with electromagnetic (EM) heating, can produce high thermal conductivity SiC/SiC rapidly and cheaply. In Phase I, PIP processing will be integrated with EM heating, and the EM-PIP process will be used to make SiC/SiC composites for testing under fusion service conditions. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: Commercial applications include aircraft, gas turbine engines, waste incinerators, and chemical process equipment. The EM-PIP process will reduce the cost of SiC/SiC to the point at which it can replace many metals in common applications._

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Stuart T. Schwab
Supervisor, Speciality
5053424436

Business Contact:

Dr. William F. Hartman
V.P., Advanced Technologies
5053424414
Small Business Information at Submission:

TPL, Inc.
3921 Academy Parkway North, NE Albuquerqu, NM 87109

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