Economical Manufacture of Seamless High-Purity Niobium

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-09ER85540
Agency Tracking Number: 91162
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solitcitation Year: 2008
Solitcitation Topic Code: 39 b
Solitcitation Number: DE-PS02-08ER08-34
Small Business Information
Ultramet
12173 Montague Street, Pacoima, CA, 91331
Duns: 052405867
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Victor Arrieta
 Mr.
 (818) 899-0236
 victor.arrieta@ultramet.com
Business Contact
 Craig Ward
Title: Mr.
Phone: (818) 899-0236
Email: craig.ward@ultramet.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
An efficient, reproducible, and cost-effective fabrication process is needed for the large-scale production of superconducting radio frequency (SRF) cavities, in support of numerous U.S. and international high-energy accelerator projects. In previous work, the use chemical vapor deposition (CVD) for the construction of seamless niobium superconducting radio frequency cavity cells on low-cost removable mandrels was demonstrated. This project will expand on the previous work and focus on process optimization to yield SRF-grade CVD niobium. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee The economic fabrication of superconducting radio frequency cavities would further open accelerator technology to fields as diverse as ion implantation, high-energy physics, surface analysis, medical treatment, waste sterilization, airport security, food preservation, spallation neutron physics, and coherent light research.

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