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Novel Materials for Higher Order Mode Suppressors

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
84129
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
32b
Solicitation Number:
DE-FOA-0000760
Small Business Information
Nano Materials Innovation Center, Llc
200 N. Main St. Alfred, NY 14802-1000
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Novel Materials for Higher Order Mode Suppressors
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-13ER86559
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

There is a need to increase the beam intensity of particle accelerators based on superconducting RF cavities, but detrimental Higher Order Modes (HOMs) generate inside the cavities. HOMs excite the beam and lead to instabilities and particle losses. HOM dampers absorb this RF power and are critical component, but next generation HOM absorber materials are needed to enable increased beam intensities. This Phase I STTR project will investigate the feasibility to demonstrate novel graphene- ceramic composite materials for use as HOM dampers. Phase II of the STTR will optimize the absorber materials and scale-up to designs ready for accelerator applications. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: The direct benefit of this STTR project will be to enable new research in materials science and potential discoveries in basic sciences. More broadly, many efforts have been made to develop electromagnetic wave absorption materials for the use in the GHz range, and dual use commercial applications exist in EMI shielding (e.g., microwaves, cell phones hubs, radar) and potentially in electron beam welding and X-ray inspection.

Principal Investigator:

Alan Rae
Dr.
6072475097
submissions@nanomic.org

Business Contact:

Alan Rae
Dr.
6072475097
submissions@nanomic.org
Small Business Information at Submission:

Nano Materials Innovation Center, Llc
200 N. Main St. Alfred, NY 14802-1000

EIN/Tax ID: 271394265
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Cornell University
373 Pine Tree Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14850-
Contact: