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  1. Holographic Passively-Tracking Planar Solar Concentrator

    SBC: Creative Light Source, Inc.            Topic: 05c

    Concentrating Solar (CS) technologies intend to overcome the prohibitive price/performance of solar energy by focusing sunlight down to small, manageable areas. However, tracking the suns movement across the sky mandates the use of expensive, large, pivoting structures to effectively capture all angles of the suns path. Unfortunately, this necessity greatly hinders the employment of CS technologie ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  2. An Electrochemical Pathway to Fuels and Chemicals from CO2


    CO2 is a plentiful potential feedstock for the synthesis of a number of fuels and chemicals. Unfortunately, reactions utilizing CO2 are often slow, equilibrium limited, and energy consuming. Furthermore, the production of some chemicals and polymer precursors may require multiple process steps. Thus, selection of candidate chemistries and approaches for implementing them is important. In any of th ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  3. Dense CO2 Membrane

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: 23b

    Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) systems have emerged as one of the most viable power generation technologies that enable carbon capture and sequestration. However, technological improvements in supporting subsystems are still needed to reduce the capital and operating costs of IGCC plants. The carbon capture system is one of the most expensive components of the IGCC plants; these two ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  4. A Novel Sorbent to Reduce CO2 Emissions from Existing Coal-Fired Power Plants

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: 23d

    The electricity produced from fossil fuels is essential to the prosperity and security of the world. On the other hand, increasing atmospheric CO2 concentrations caused by the fossil fuel combustion are causing concerns regarding global warming. Although there are several methods for separating CO2 from the flue gases at existing coal-fired power plants, all of them have significant drawbacks, inc ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  5. Turbine Component Rapid Manufacturing via Electron Beam Melting/Electrochemical Machining

    SBC: BARBER-NICHOLS INC.            Topic: 26b

    Development of new, more efficient gas turbine engines is a lengthy process of engine test iterations to maximize performance. This engine development cycle time is driven to a large extent by the manufacturing process used to produce the engine hot section turbine components. Barber-Nichols Inc. (BNI) proposes combining a newly developing rapid manufacturing process technology Electron Beam Melti ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  6. Proposal for UV and EB Curable Binder Technology for Lithium Ion Batteries and Ultracapacitors

    SBC: MILTEC UV INTERNATIONAL, LLC            Topic: 10e

    One of the major cost elements of todays Lithium Ion Batteries and Ultracapacitors is the cost of manufacturing the electrodes. A significant reduction in cost is a major goal of the DOE Vehicle Technologies Program. Reducing the cost of these storage devices could accelerate the use of HEV, PHEV, and EV vehicles in the U.S. transportation sector. One of the major contributors to the manufacturing ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  7. Multi-keV, High Harmonic Source at 1MHz, Based on Optical Parametric Chirped Pulse Amplification (OPCPA) at 3.1um

    SBC: Kapteyn-Murnane Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: 12d

    Light sources for X-Ray science have typically been synchrotrons and accosiated Free Electron Lasers (FEL). While these X-Ray light sources are some of the most versitile and powerful tools for a miriad of scientific study in the fields of chemistry, physics, and biology, they tend to be $100M + facilities. This makes it difficult to do science with coherent X-Rays in ones own laboratory. However, ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  8. Design and Modeling of Tabletop X-Ray Sources

    SBC: TECH-X CORPORATION            Topic: 12e

    High-brightness x-ray sources are essential tools of scientific discovery in a wide variety of fields, including biology, chemistry, and materials science. These sources rely on high-energy electron beams to generate x-rays, traditionally requiring large, expensive synchrotron facilities. Laser plasma acceleration (LPA) of electrons is characterized by ultra-high gradients, showing great promise f ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  9. Software for Modeling and Design of Robust GaAs Photocathodes

    SBC: TECH-X CORPORATION            Topic: 14a

    The successful operation of the Department of Energy (DOE) X-ray light sources, free electron laser (FEL), and linear accelerator facilities depends on providing reliable photocathodes for generation of low emittance, high-brightness electron beams using conventional lasers. Experiments on GaAs-based photocathodes have demonstrated the potential to generate high-brightness, unpolarized and polariz ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  10. Tunable Narrow-Band High Harmonic Beamline Optimized for Ultrafast Soft X-Ray Photoemission and Imaging

    SBC: Kapteyn-Murnane Laboratories, Inc.            Topic: 17a

    X-rays, by virtue of their short wavelength, are ideal probes of surfaces, nanostructures and materials. X-rays can image small objects, penetrate thick samples, while the presence of elemental absorption edges in the soft x-ray region allows element and chemical-specific spectroscopy and imaging. There currently exists no commercially available compact soft x-ray source which is appropriately nar ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy

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