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High-Toughness Tungsten Alloys for Plasma Facing Components

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
89938
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
85321
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ultramet
12173 Montague Street Pacoima, CA 91331-2210
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: High-Toughness Tungsten Alloys for Plasma Facing Components
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-08ER85219
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Tungsten is one of the most important candidate materials for the diverter components of fusion energy systems, due to its low erosion and good properties at high temperature. However, the fabrication of complex-shaped tungsten parts by conventional processing techniques is problematic. This project will develop a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) technique for producing some fusion reactor components made of tungsten. The CVD technique will be used to produce tungsten alloys that will meet the primary requirements of low sputtering, high strength, and toughness. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The practical application of fusion for efficient electricity generation requires the development of materials and structures that can withstand the demanding reactor environment. The proposed tungsten alloys would be key materials for reactors that will ultimately be scaled up for commercial use.

Principal Investigator:

Matthew Wright
Mr.
8188990236
matt.wright@ultramet.com

Business Contact:

Craig N. Ward
Mr.
8188990236
craig.ward@ultramet.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Ultramet
12173 Montague Street Pacoima, CA 91331

EIN/Tax ID: 952662293
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No