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Continuous Wave, L-Band, Cryogenic Photocathode Electron Gun

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
51999
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
65699B01-I
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AMERICAN SUPERCONDUCTOR
64 Jackson Road Devens, MA 01434-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Continuous Wave, L-Band, Cryogenic Photocathode Electron Gun
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-01ER83143
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

65699 The availability of High Temperature Superconductor (HTS) wire, manufactured by a reliable, low-cost process, could revolutionize the electric power industry. For example, compact power transmission cables, motors, and generators could be attained by using high temperature superconductors (HTS) with a high critical current density Jc at 77K and magnetic fields of up to 1.5 Tesla, allowing the use of liquid nitrogen as a coolant. The superconductor YBa2Cu3Ox (YBCO) could be employed as the enabling material. However, for this to occur, the superconductor must have a high degree of bi-axial texture. This project will develop a low-cost conductor, with high critical current densities, through the epitaxial deposition of a buffer and a YBCO layer on a bi-axially textured metal substrate. Phase I will adapt a buffer deposition process to produce long lengths of the YBCO coated conductor on a non-magnetic metal substrate. The substrate will have enhanced bi-axial texture and low ac losses. Commercial Applications And Other Benefits as described by awardee: The availability of a low-cost HTS conductor should impact a broad range of industrial and military applications utilizing compact power transmission cables, electrical transformers, motors, and generators.

Principal Investigator:

C.l.h. Thieme
Senior Technical Staff
5086214264
cthieme@amsuper.com

Business Contact:

Thomas M. Rosa
Chief Accounting Officer
5086214265
trosa@amsuper.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

American Superconductor Corporation
Two Technology Drive Westborough, MA 01581

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