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Very High Field Hybrid Superconducting Magnet Using Bi-2212

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-SC0018683
Agency Tracking Number: 247274
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: 26b
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0001976
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-08-19
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-08-18
Small Business Information
1006 Alvin Weinberg Drive
Oak Ridge, TN 37830-8011
United States
DUNS: 106203532
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Stephen Minter
 Senior Design Engineer
 (865) 813-0648
 sminter@cryomagnetics.com
Business Contact
 Michael Coffey
Title: President
Phone: (865) 813-0645
Email: mcoffey@cryomagnetics.com
Research Institution
 Florida State University
 
2031 E. Paul Dirac Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32310-3706
United States

 (850) 645-7496
 Nonprofit College or University
Abstract

High energy physics research, modern medicine and advanced materials are continually demanding stronger magnetic fields. Efforts to generate fields in excess of 25 Tesla have been a principal driver of High Temperature Superconductor research. Although HTS materials were discovered decades ago and have always shown significant potential for high field use, until recently magnets using the technology have remained elusive. Great progress has been made in recent years in HTS wire performance so now attention is turned to the significant technical challenges of making very high field magnets using the wire. In this STTR program Cryomagnetics is collaborating with the Applied Superconductivity Center of the U.S. National High Magnetic Field Laboratory to develop a compact, very high field superconducting magnet based upon a new superconductor, “Bi-2212”. Phase I of the program involved design and fabrication of sub-scale coils using the novel material and testing them in high field background magnets. A detailed design of the full-scale magnet was developed. In Phase II additional investigation will endeavor to solve remaining engineering and fabrication process challenges. Ultimately a 25 Tesla all-superconducting magnet based upon Bi-2212 will be built, tested and commercialized. Cryomagnetics is a leading supplier of high field superconducting magnets for high energy physics, medical and materials research applications worldwide. The technology developed in this program will be used in accelerators, cancer treatment devices and numerous other applications.

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