Optimization of Ultra-Efficient YBCO Tape Propduction Tool

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-09ER85445
Agency Tracking Number: 91473
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: 55 c
Solicitation Number: DE-PS02-08ER08-34
Small Business Information
Structured Materials Industries
201 Circle Drive North, Unit #102, Piscataway, NJ, 08854
DUNS: 787144807
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Nick Sbrockey
 Dr.
 (732) 302-9274
 sbrockey@structuredmaterials.com
Business Contact
 Gary Tompa
Title: Dr.
Phone: (732) 302-9274
Email: GSTompa@structuredmaterials.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Superconducting magnets are required for the development of fusion energy. In order to achieve safe, reliable, economic, and environmentally-benign operation of fusion energy systems, significant advancements in superconductor materials will be required, particularly with respect to the cost of superconducting wire. Metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) can be the most economical route to producing continuous lengths of YBCO coated conductors for superconducting magnets. Therefore, this project will design an ultra-fast, ultra-efficient tool for low-cost MOCVD production of 2nd generation YBCO coated conductors. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee In addition to the application to fusion machines, the availability of low-cost, high performance superconducting tapes should benefit a wide range of scientific, military, and commercial applications. These include long distance power transmission with reduced losses; superconducting magnetic energy storage systems with reduced size, weight, and cooling requirements; compact high-field magnets for scientific and medical applications; and light-weight power transmission and power conversion devices

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