Utilizing Nonlocal Effects for Development of Novel Technologies for Plasma Chemistry and Laser Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-07-C-0142
Agency Tracking Number: F064-038-0010
Amount: $739,484.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-T038
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
UES, INC.
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road, Dayton, OH, 45432
DUNS: 074689217
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Vladimir Demidov
 Research Scientist
 (937) 255-6794
 Vladimir.Demidov.ctr@wpafb.af.mil
Business Contact
 Francis Williams
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (937) 426-6900
Email: fwilliams@ues.com
Research Institution
 PRINCETON PLASMA PHYSICS LABORATORY
 Richard J Hawryluk
 P. O. Box 451
Princeton, NJ, 8543
 (609) 243-3306
 Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)
Abstract
UES, Inc., partnered with Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, proposes to develop a new method of controlling plasma parameters based on the nonlocal nature of the electron energy distribution function in plasmas. Specifically we propose to develop nonlocal plasma technology (NLP-technology) in plasmas with fast electrons - electrons with energies essentially greater than the average electron energy, and/or negative ions. The overall tasks during the Phase II are: (1) Improving computer codes for a more sophisticated simulation of plasmas with fast electrons and application of those codes for analyzing experiments in plasmas with fast electrons; (2) Conducting experimental investigations of various types of plasmas with fast electrons, including two types of plasmas: a) with volumetric plasma-chemical reaction production of the fast electrons and b) with injection of the fast electrons via plasma boundaries; (3) Developing a prototype technological device utilizing NLP-technology for regulating the plasma parameters. The completion of all three phases will experimentally demonstrate the importance of fast electrons and/or negative ions in the plasmas, establish the feasibility of using nonlocal plasma properties for plasma parameter regulation and establish subsequent applications for the NLP-technology during Phase III of the project.

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