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ENABLING MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY FOR NUCLEAR PROPULSION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
17580
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
17580
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ultramet
12173 Montague Street Pacoima, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: ENABLING MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY FOR NUCLEAR PROPULSION
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

FEW MATERIALS EXIST THAT POSSES USEFUL PROPERTIES IN HYDROGEN AT 2,750 K AND ARE COMPATIBLE WITH THE ENVIRONMENT OF A NUCLEAR REACTOR. BULK FABRICATION AND PROCESSING OF THOSE THAT DO EXIST, THE CERAMICS NIOBIUM CARBIDE AND ZIRCONIUM CARBIDE, HAVE NOT YET REACHED THE MATURITY REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION TO NUCLEAR REACTORS. THE VERSATILITY OF CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION (CVD), HOWEVER, PERMITS THESE MATERIALS TO BE FABRICATED IN A UNIQUE GEOMETRIC CONFIGURATION TO PRODUCE TAILORABLE THERMAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES. PHASE I OF THIS PROJECT WILL BE DEMONSTRATING THE FEASIBILITY OF FABRICATING STRUCTURAL AND INSULATING MATERIALS THAT OVERCOME THE LIMITATIONS OF STATE-OF-THE-ART MATERIALS CURRENTLY BASELINED FOR NUCLEAR PROPULSION DEVICES. THE RESULTS OF THIS PROJECT WILL PROVIDE PRELIMINARY PROCESSING AND DESIGN DATA TO VERIFY THE VIABILITY OF THESE MATERIALS. TO MAXIMIZE THE PROBABILITY OF SUCCESS OF THIS PROJECT, IT WILL BE CONDUCTED IN COOPERATION WITH BABCOCK & WILCOX, EXPERTS IN PARTICLE BED REACTOR TECHNOLOGY.

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Ultramet
12173 Montague St Pacoima, CA 91331

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