PERMANENT MAGNET FLIGHT FURNACE

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
12034
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Microgravity Systems, Inc.
4215 Al 72e, Brownsboro, AL, 35741
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Billy R. Aldrich
Principal Investigator
(205) 776-2043
Business Contact:
BILLY R. ALDRICH
PRESIDENT
(205) 776-2043
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONDUCT EXPERIMENTS ON BOARD AN ORBITING SPACECRAFT OFFERS UNIQUE CONDITIONS TO PERFORM MEANINGFUL RESEARCH IN THE REDUCED-GRAVITY ENVIRONMENT. THE PROPOSED WORK WILL RESULT IN A MELT GROWTH FLIGHT FURNACE USING A PERMANANT MAGNET TO PROVIDE A COAXIAL MAGNETIC FIELD ALONG THE GROWTH AXIS WHICH WILL SUPPRESS CONVECTION FLOW IN THE MELT AND PERMIT PRODUCTION OF SINGLE CRYSTALS WITH MORE UNIFORM PROPERTIES AND BETTER CRYSTAL QUALITY. THE PROPOSED WORK WILL DEVELOP THE PERMANENT MAGNET CONCEPT BY SELECTING THE MATERIALS AND DEVELOPING THE PRELIMINARY DESIGN. THEN A LABORATORY PROTOTYPE PERMANENT MAGNET FURNACE WILL BE BUILT AND TESTED.

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