High-Temperature Superconducting Coils for Magnetic Damping of Convection Currents in Crystal Growth Equipment

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$598,643.00
Award Year:
1995
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
22782
Agency Tracking Number:
22782
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
450 Old Niskayuna Road, P.O., Box 461, Latham, NY, 12110
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Drew W. Hazelton
(518) 782-1122
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
It is proposed to develop and utilize coils made of high temperature superconducting (HTS) conductor for the purpose of providing magnetic damping for ground- and space-based directional solidification and crystal growth equipment. This innovative use of HTS coils to magnetic damping technology will enable lightweight, variable field magnets to be produced to control the buoyancy- induced convective mixing of the liquid phase which perturbs equilibrium conditions at the solid-liquid interface. The Phase I effort will fabricate a subsize (3" bore) magnet to demonstrate the concept of using HTS coils in this application and lays the foundation for a full size (8" bore) and field (2 kgauss) coil to be fabricated in Phase II.

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