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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. Multiphoton Emission Enhancements for High Repetition Rate Photoinjectors

    SBC: Radiabeam Technologies, LLC            Topic: 14a

    The development of high quality, high power electron beam photoinjectors is of great interest to free electron lasers and energy recovery linac facilities. One major hurdle is the achievement of high quantum efficiency (QE) from photoinjector cathodes. Semiconductor cathodes offer high efficiency, yet require ideal vacuum conditions and cryogen cooling. Metal cathodes are more prompt and robust wi ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  2. Very Large Area Microchannel Plate Neutron Detectors

    SBC: NOVA SCIENTIFIC INCORPORATED            Topic: 18a

    NOVA Scientific, Inc., teamed with the Electronics Group of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, proposes to construct very large area Microchannel Plate neutron detectors. The applications of these much larger format detectors will serve an exceptionally broad range of government agencies from neutron scattering detectors for DOE to nuclear material panel detectors for NNSA, and ultimately to nuclear m ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  3. An Aerosol Mobility Imager for Rapid Size Distribution Measurement

    SBC: Aerosol Dynamics Inc.            Topic: 31e

    Atmospheric aerosols influence the earths radiation balance through direct scattering and absorption of radiation, and through alteration in the formation, brightness and extent of clouds. The concentrations and size distribution of aerosols aloft is important to these effects. Needed is a method to capture the size-resolved vertical profiles of those particles in the 10 600 nm size range that do ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  4. Shaft-less, Hub-less High Strength Steel Flywheel

    SBC: CALNETIX TECHNOLOGIES, LLC            Topic: 71b

    Flywheels are being implemented for frequency regulation by electric utilities but are suitable in a broader role of providing energy storage for greater effectiveness and acceptance of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar. Increasing the energy density is key to expanding the flywheels role in these areas.The proposed work will accomplish this goal via development and commercialization ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  5. Biofilm Remediation of Hydraulic Fracturing Flowback Water in the Marcellus Shale

    SBC: Frac Biologics, Inc.            Topic: 28a

    Frac fluids are viscous solutions that are pumped under high pressure to fracture subsurface formations for recovery of natural gas. As it is pumped to the surface, the flowback water picks up large quantities of various contaminants that make it difficult to dispose or recycle. Though this water contains hazardous substances such as heavy metals (i.e. copper, lead, zinc, and cadmium), arsenic, se ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  6. Development of High Current 2G High Temperature Superconductor Cabling Technology

    SBC: Supercon, Inc.            Topic: 66c

    Future magnets for Fusion Energy Systems require superconducting cables with improved high critical current carrying capacity at high magnetic fields, 20 Kelvin operation, low AC losses and lower cost. A new method of fabricating a high current cable with 2G HTS tapes has been developed that will improve the engineering current density achievable. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: Fut ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 Department of Energy
  7. Robust, Long Life Photocathodes

    SBC: Calabazas Creek Research, Inc.            Topic: 14a

    Development is in progress on free electron lasers, synchrotron radiation light sources, and other advanced particle beam devices. A key component of the electron gun is a high efficiency photocathode. A serious issue is cathode lifetime, which is often a few hours. There is a need for advanced photocathodes that are efficient, robust, and capable of long life. The proposed program will utilize re ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  8. High Power RF Windows for Accelerator Applications

    SBC: Calabazas Creek Research, Inc.            Topic: 14e

    High power RF windows are failing due to single surface multipactor. A more effective and robust technique is required to address this problem. This program will investigate two approaches for addressing multipactor failure in high power windows. The first will explore improved methods for depositing surface films to reduce secondary electron emission. The second approach will investigate changes ...

    STTR Phase II 2011 Department of Energy
  9. Axial Magnetic-Field-Enhanced, High-Density Plasma Neutralized Beam Transport for High Energy Density Physics and Inertial Fusion Energy

    SBC: ACREE TECHNOLOGIES INCORPORATED            Topic: 34a

    78676 Fusion energy has the potential of providing significant electrical power in the future, reducing U.S. dependence on dwindling oil supplies. A critical aspect of developing inertial fusion energy, as well as enabling high-energy-density physics studies, is the ability to tightly focus intense, high-energy ion beams. Recent studies have shown that the stringent focusing requirements can be ...

    STTR Phase I 2005 Department of Energy
  10. Performance Monitoring, Prediction, and Run-Time Adaption of Grid-Distributed Applications

    SBC: 3dgeo Development Inc.            Topic: 41b

    78647 Three-dimensional seismic imaging is a computationally-intensive technology that has allowed the success ratio of exploratory oil and gas wells to increase from 20% to 80%. This project will develop technology for identifying, predicting, and monitoring factors to increase the efficiency of this process. Specifically, given a parallel program executing on a homogeneous or heterogeneous clu ...

    STTR Phase I 2005 Department of Energy
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