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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. A Cost-Effective High-Configurable Iris Diaphragm Beam Halo Detector

    SBC: EUCLID TECHLABS, LLC            Topic: 09b

    Over the past few years several beam halo detection techniques have been invented to minimize the beam interception rate and accuracy of measurements. However, instrumentation for these measurements are complex systems and are not modular. The systems tend to be specialized for a single facility, or even a single part of a beamline. Also, these systems can hardly be reused or moved to another loca ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  2. Identification and Synthesis of Novel Superionic Conductor Solid Electrolytes

    SBC: Polaron Technologies, Inc.            Topic: 01e

    Proper and efficient analysis of complex data from different quantum calculated material databases is extremely important for discovery of novel battery materials. This could revolutionize the battery field by selecting or designing effective materials for high performance and robust batteries. Our team will develop an innovative process to quickly identify top candidates for Lithium superionic co ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  3. A Miniaturized, Lower Cost Static Diffusion Chamber for Cloud Condensation Nuclei Measurements

    SBC: HANDIX SCIENTIFIC Inc.            Topic: 25c

    The impacts of aerosol on cloud properties remains a major obstacle to better understanding of Earth’s changing energy budget and quantifying their impacts is a DOE objective and of broader benefit to the public. Cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) have a potentially major impact on cloud droplet number and size, and thereby affect cloud radiative properties, cloud lifetime, and precipitation. Impro ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  4. Tensor Contraction and Operation Minimization for Extreme Scale Computational Chemistry

    SBC: RNET TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: 07b

    Computational chemistry codes such as NWChem provide vital simulation capabilities to a wide rangeof scientists. These codes require significant compute resources, and are among the key applications being targeted for upcoming Exascale system at the DOE. Optimizing Tensor operations is a key aspect to reducing the computational requirement of these codes. The Tensor Contraction tools will include ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  5. Nanostructured GaAs Photocathodes for Light Trapping and Ion Damage Tolerance

    SBC: Euclid Beamlabs, LLC            Topic: 30d

    Photocathodes provide laser-triggered pulses with high peak currents. High average currents require high QE to avoid laser-heating damage. However, QE in DC guns decays with extracted charge due to back-bombardment from gas ionized by the emitted electron beam. Thus higher current increases back-bombardment and shortens life proportionally to extracted charge. This proposal addresses the charge-li ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  6. Highly Selective Anion Exchange Membranes for Non-aqueous Redox Flow Batteries

    SBC: TDA Research, Inc.            Topic: 19a

    There is a need for long duration energy storage at wind farms and solar photovoltaic facilities and redox flow cell batteries could potentially solve this problem. Non-aqueous redox flow batteries are superior to the more common aqueous flow batteries because they can avoid the problems caused by the breakdown of water at high voltage. However, most non-aqueous flow batteries are based on transit ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  7. Thermal Interface Materials for Cooling High-Power Electronics

    SBC: Skyhaven Systems, LLC            Topic: 29d

    The Department of Energy is soliciting advancements in cooling high power density electronics such as RF devices used in the PIP-II MEBT beam deflector. GaN FETs in particular have a five times lower capacitance and five times faster switching speed than traditional MOSFETs, and thus are being integrated into particle beam choppers and beam deflectors at Fermilab. The thermal management needs of t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  8. Polymer Derived Ceramic Materials and Processes for Joining of Nuclear-Grade SiC-SiC Composites

    SBC: SPORIAN MICROSYSTEMS INC            Topic: 20b

    To achieve energy security and clean energy objectives, the United States must develop and deploy clean, affordable, domestic energy sources as quickly as possible. Nuclear power will continue to be a key component of a portfolio of technologies that meets our energy goals. Key R&D objectives that address challenges to expanding the use of nuclear power includes developing technologies that can im ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  9. Composite Membrane for Production of Carbon Based Fuels

    SBC: Skyhaven Systems, LLC            Topic: 19b

    Skyhaven Systems, LLC proposes to develop a new proton conducting membrane for use with carbon-based fuel photoelectrochemical (PEC) generation systems. A cost-effective alternative to current membrane materials that reduces the permeability of various by-products for improved efficiency and safety is sought. Skyhaven proposes to address these requirements by developing a composite membrane based ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  10. Computational Tool for Modeling and Design of Rugged GaAs- based Polarized Electron Sources

    SBC: TECH-X CORPORATION            Topic: 30d

    High-current, high-brightness, spin-polarized electron beams are required for next generation electron-ion colliders (EIC). Proposed cathode designs are based on negative electron affinity (NEA) GaAs. A major limitation of these cathodes is their operational lifetime due to their susceptibility to damages in electron guns. Recent experiments done in Cornell University have demonstrated that a NEA ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
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