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A Scalable APC Process with a Novel Pin Structure for High Field Magnets

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
52000
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
65165S01-I
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aracor
425 Lakeside Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94086 0470
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: A Scalable APC Process with a Novel Pin Structure for High Field Magnets
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG03-01ER83190
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

65165 The current-carrying capacity of high-temperature superconductors needs to be improved to reduce the costs and pollution associated with electric power generation, delivery, and use. Such improvements will require on-line diagnostics to detect defects in the superconducting wires as they are being manufactured. This project will develop x-ray diagnostics to provide a rapid analysis of superconducting wire crystalline texture, composition, and thickness. Phase I experiments will demonstrate the feasibility of using a modified x-ray diffraction geometry with a position-sensitive detector to provide a rapid measurement of crystalline texture. X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy will be used to demonstrate a practical method for monitoring composition and thickness of the superconducting film. Commercial Applications And Other Benefits as described by awardee: The national laboratories would be provided with a tool to speed the development of a cost-effective process for manufacturing high-temperature superconductors. The x-ray diagnostics would also be useful in the commercial sector as a quality control tool during manufacturing processes.

Principal Investigator:

Jonathan Kerner
Senior Scientist
4087337780
kerner@aracor.com

Business Contact:

Ed LeBaker
Senior Vice President
4087337780
lebaker@aracor.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Aracor
425 Lakeside Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94085

EIN/Tax ID: 942367397
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No