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Economical Manufacture of Seamless High-Purity Niobium

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
94724
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
91162
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: 2009
Title: Economical Manufacture of Seamless High-Purity Niobium
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-09ER85540
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

An efficient, reproducible, and cost-effective fabrication process is needed for the large-scale production of superconducting radio frequency (SRF) cavities, in support of numerous U.S. and international high-energy accelerator projects. In previous work, the use chemical vapor deposition (CVD) for the construction of seamless niobium superconducting radio frequency cavity cells on low-cost removable mandrels was demonstrated. This project will expand on the previous work and focus on process optimization to yield SRF-grade CVD niobium. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee The economic fabrication of superconducting radio frequency cavities would further open accelerator technology to fields as diverse as ion implantation, high-energy physics, surface analysis, medical treatment, waste sterilization, airport security, food preservation, spallation neutron physics, and coherent light research.

Principal Investigator:

Victor Arrieta
Mr.
8188990236
victor.arrieta@ultramet.com

Business Contact:

Craig 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