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  1. Components for Heating and Fueling of Fusion Plasmas

    SBC: DIVERSIFIED TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: 67b

    Next generation fusion facilities will require many megawatts of RF power from dozens of gyrotrons. Conventional DC power systems, built from WWII era components, have provided the typical approach to powering high-power RF vacuum devices for the last 50 years. Typically, they suffer from reliability and availability problems, and are often only 50 70% efficient. Scaling these conventional RF pow ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Energy
  2. Laser Vibrometer PFC Health Monitoring System

    SBC: Luna Innovations Incorporated            Topic: 66a

    The structural degradation of fusion reactor components within high temperature magnetically confined plasma environments is a well-known problem. The high heat flux associated with the plasma, in addition to sputtering and thermal cycling, leads to detrimental erosion and cracking of the plasma facing components (PFCs) which tile the reactor walls. At present, no evaluation method exists that wil ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Energy
  3. Marx Modulator Optimization for Advanced Accelerators

    SBC: DIVERSIFIED TECHNOLOGIES, INC.            Topic: 65d

    The next generation of particle accelerators will require large numbers of RF cavities, producing field gradients undreamt of a dozen years ago. The next frontier is high energy, short pulse modulators, continuing the technical thrust begun under recent colliders and numerous X-Band accelerator designs. Modulators to drive the klystrons for these new accelerators must meet aggressive requirements ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Energy
  4. High Strength Silver Sheath for Bi2212/Ag Conductor

    SBC: Supercon, Inc.            Topic: 62a

    This proposal describes an innovative high strength silver alloy for making Bi2212/Ag round wire conductor. To generate magnetic fields greater than 20 T, a new high field superconductor such as Bi2212 is needed. However, Bi2212 is brittle ceramic that can be easily damaged, and its critical current is very strain sensitive. The Bi2212 compound is contained in a silver matrix that is chemically co ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Energy
  5. Efficient manufacture of extreme surface area Microchannel plate devices functionalized by atomic layer deposition thin films

    SBC: Arradiance LLC            Topic: 61a

    The work proposed in this SBIR proposal is is synergistic with the, DOE funded, basic R & amp;D effort of a consortium of national laboratories, universities, and industry, led by Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago for the development of new, large area, photodetector devices. This project proposes to address the commercialization gap that exists between the proofofprinc ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Energy
  6. Accident Condition Temperature Monitoring up to 1600??C in Gen-IV Reactors using Sapphire Fiber Optic Sensors

    SBC: LAMBDA INSTRUMENTS, INC            Topic: 55a

    The primary challenges associated with Very High Temperature Reactors (VHTR) stem from their extremely high operating temperatures, especially during accident conditions which way has necessitated new material systems to be developed for most of the core construction, including fuel. There currently exists no method to directly measure peak fuel temperature in emerging Gen-IV reactors. Lambda Inst ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Energy
  7. Solid-State Sensor to Directly Replace Coils for Improved Eddy Current Testing (ECT)

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: 55a

    Degradation of reactor components, heat exchangers, and piping systems in nuclear power plants subjected to heat, high pressure and corrosion has been estimated to cost the electric power industry $17.3 billion dollars annually. Eddy current testing is a widely practiced, and critically important nondestructive evaluation method used in power plants, yet it relies on decades-old sensor technology ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Energy
  8. Silicon Carbide Clad Thoria Plutonia Fuel for Light Water Reactors

    SBC: Ceramic Tubular Products            Topic: 55b

    Statement of Problem: Light water reactor fuel used in current reactors uses slightly enriched uranium oxide (UO2) fuel pellets with zirconium alloy (zircaloy) clad. Zircaloy clad loses all of its tensile strength at temperatures of 500 oC, and balloons outward during the early phases of a loss of coolant accident, thereby blocking the flow of emergency coolant. Also, it reacts exothermically when ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Energy
  9. Novel Polycrystalline Scintillators for Nuclear Non-Proliferation

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: 50a

    Proliferation of the weapons of mass destruction such as nuclear weapons is a serious threat in the world today. Prevention of the spread of nuclear weapons has reached a state of heightened urgency in recent years. Scintillator based gamma-ray spectrometers are an important tool in checking the proliferation of the nuclear weapons. The performance of the current radioisotope identifiers is limi ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Energy
  10. Growth of Semiconductors for Room Temperature Gamma-Ray Detection

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: 50a

    There is a critical need for low cost, high performance gamma-ray detectors for identification and localization of special nuclear materials (SNM) such as plutonium and weapons grade uranium. Gamma ray spectrometers are an important tool in checking the proliferation of nuclear weapons. Cadmium zinc telluride (Cd1-xZnxTe or & quot;CZT & quot;) has emerged as the leading room temperature se ...

    SBIR Phase II 2011 Department of Energy

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