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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until June, 2020.

  1. High Power Ceramic Disk Lasers with Gradient Doping made by Direct Ink Writing

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: 25c

    The power output of the high power lasers used in physics research is limited by the materials available for making gain media. Future increases in power require new and better materials. Operation at high power creates great thermal stresses that can lead to birefringence, thermal lensing or physical damage to the host. Effective cooling and small temperature gradients are critical for achieving ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  2. Large Volume Plasma Generation for CO2 Processing

    SBC: FGC Plasma Solutions LLC            Topic: 20d

    It is attractive therefore to turn Carbon dioxide (𝐢𝐢𝑂𝑂2) which is typically considered a pollutant, into a valuable industrial resource. Plasma has long been known as an attractive method of treating 𝐢𝐢𝑂𝑂2 in order to produce other industrial feedstocks such as CO. For this process to be industrially viable, plasma treatment of 𝐢𝐢𝑂𝑂2 must be improved to minimiz ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  3. Multi-Stroke Variable Displacement Oscillating Pump for Hydrokinetic Energy

    SBC: RESOLUTE MARINE ENERGY, INC.            Topic: 14c

    Over 1 billion people suffer from the effects of water scarcity. The vast majority of those affected live near a coastline in developing countries, on islands, and in remote communities. To satisfy the potable water needs of a growing world population, experts agree that seawater desalination on a large scale is required. Near-shore ocean waves provide an inexhaustible, consistent, and widely dist ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  4. Novel Membranes For Electrochemical Compressors

    SBC: Giner ELX, Inc.            Topic: 19c

    Hydrogen compression represents a key technical challenge for the widespread use of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV). To dispense hydrogen to a FCEV tank, hydrogen must be compressed to a minimum of 875 bar. Conventional compressors account for over half of the refueling station’s cost, have poor reliability, and insufficient flow rates. To enable the widespread use of FCEVs, an additional maj ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  5. Supercritical Fluid Separation and Purification of Rare Earth Elements, particularly Lanthanides including 177-Lu, to Lower Energy Consumption, Reduce Processing Time and Reduce Wastes

    SBC: CF TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: 32b

    The Department of Energy has a mission to ensure America's prosperity and security by addressing energy and environmental challenges. Radioactive isotopes are used in nuclear medicine, energy and environmental sciences and for national security. This Phase I project aims to produce domestic, economic and environmentally responsible separation process for radioactive isotopes from lanthanides - rar ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  6. Diaphanous Diamond X-ray Beam Imaging System

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: 13a

    The goal of the research is to provide pixelated diamond x-ray detectors with the required readout electronics for transmission imaging of hard and soft x-ray beams to facilitate the use of dynamic focusing at advanced light source facilities. This program investigates the use of polycrystalline diamond detectors and the associated readout electronics for x-ray imaging. The present technology, dev ...

    STTR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  7. 3A Expanding Access to Electronic Property Modeling in Scintillator Crystal Growth and Development

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: 03a

    The development of radiation detection materials would benefit with greater access to computational models that relate physical traits seen in manufacture with complex energy transitions occurring in the material that control operating performance. However, the HPC requirements behind these models remain beyond the reach of most businesses involved in this small yet vital field impacting National ...

    STTR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  8. Development of a Truly Lattice-Matched III-Nitride Technology for

    SBC: CERMET, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Cermet, in collaboration with researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology, proposes to implement a lattice matched III-Nitride technology using existing substrates. The implementation of a lattice matched substrate promises to produce near dislocationfree III-Nitrides for the first time while the use of an existing substrate technology dramatically lowers development cost and reduces the devel ...

    STTR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  9. Improved SiC Materials for High Power Electronics

    SBC: PHOENIX INNOVATION, INC.            Topic: N/A

    Silicon has long been the semiconductor of choice for high-voltage power electronic applications. Recently, SiC has attracted attention because SiC is projected to have better performance than silicon. [1] SiC power switching devices have yet to becommercialized, largely due to SiC crystal defects, most notably the device-killing micropipe defect, which does not permit high total current parts t ...

    STTR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  10. A Tunable Interferometric Random Optical Cross-Switch

    SBC: Scientific Solutions, Inc.            Topic: N/A

    A random access, solid-state, optical cross-switch capable of 770 channel discrimination in the telecommunications C-band is designed and proven as an alternative to current thin-film WDM devices and as a mechanically robust alternative tomicroelectromechanical (MEMS) WDM devices. The device may be used in multiplexing (mux), demultiplexing (demux), or complete cross-switch configurations, and is ...

    STTR Phase I 2001 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
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