GRAPHITE REINFORCED COPPER ALLOYS FOR FUSION REACTOR APPLICATIONS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$500,000.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
7060
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Technical Research Associates
410 Chipeta Way #222, Salt Lake City, UT, 84108
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Mr Joseph K Weeks
(801) 582-8080
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE FIRST WALL STRUCTURE OF FUSION REACTORS WILL BE EXPOSED TO HOT PLASMAS AND HIGH HEAT FLUXES. THIS RESEARCH WILL DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING BIDIRECTIONAL GRAPHITE REINFORCEMENT IN COPPER ALLOYS TO PROVIDE A TRANSITION BETWEEN CERAMIC ARMOR (WHICH PROVIDES RESISTANCE TO THE PLASMA ENVIRONMENT) AND A COPPER CONTAINMENT VESSEL WHERE THE HEAT OF REACTION IS EXTRACTED. AFTER REVIEWING THE CURRENT LITERATURE ON COPPER-BASED METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES, GRAPHITE-REINFORCED COPPER WILL BE PRODUCED. PHYSICAL PROPERTIES WILL BE TESTED AS A FUNCTION OF THERMAL CYCLING.

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