High-Toughness Tungsten Alloys for Plasma Facing Components

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-08ER85219
Agency Tracking Number: 85321
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: 31 d
Solicitation Number: DE-PS02-07ER07-36
Small Business Information
12173 Montague Street, Pacoima, CA, 91331
DUNS: 052405867
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Matthew Wright
 (818) 899-0236
Business Contact
 Craig Ward
Title: Mr.
Phone: (818) 899-0236
Email: craig.ward@ultramet.com
Research Institution
Tungsten is one of the most important candidate materials for the diverter components of fusion energy systems, due to its low erosion and good properties at high temperature. However, the fabrication of complex-shaped tungsten parts by conventional processing techniques is problematic. This project will develop a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) technique for producing some fusion reactor components made of tungsten. The CVD technique will be used to produce tungsten alloys that will meet the primary requirements of low sputtering, high strength, and toughness. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The practical application of fusion for efficient electricity generation requires the development of materials and structures that can withstand the demanding reactor environment. The proposed tungsten alloys would be key materials for reactors that will ultimately be scaled up for commercial use.

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