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Macron Formed Liner Compression as a Practical Method for Enabling…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
94555
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
91515
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MSNW LLC
8551 154th Ave NE Redmond, WA 98052-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Macron Formed Liner Compression as a Practical Method for Enabling Magneto-Inertial Fusion
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-09ER85239
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Plasma-liner-driven magneto-inertial fusion (MIF) is an emerging concept for practical inertial fusion facilities that may one day provide an abundant source of carbon-free energy. For this concept to be successful, it will be necessary to achieve high momentum and high Mach number plasma jets, in order to compress a target material to the conditions necessary to support fusion. This project will continue the development of a plasma accelerator that is currently capable of accelerating an argon plasma of density 1014 cm-3 to 200 km/s, using a novel, high-velocity mode of operation in coaxial plasma accelerators. By the end of Phase II, a fully optimized and characterized accelerator will be capable of producing a high-Mach number plasma beam operating on xenon (MW=131) with velocity greater than 100 km/s and density greater than 1017 cm-3 with a 1 cm diameter. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardeeThe technology should enable the provision of turn-key accelerators with the aforementioned properties to government and university laboratoriess engaged in the high-energy density plasma research necessary to achieve practical fusion energy

Principal Investigator:

John Slough
Dr.
4258678900
sloughj@msnwllc.com

Business Contact:

John Slough
Dr.
4258678900
sloughj@msnwllc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Msnw, Llc
8551 154th Avenue NE Redmond, WA 98052

EIN/Tax ID: 520582238
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No