Advanced Method of Joining RAFM/ODS Steels for Fusion Reactors

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$150,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-11ER90071
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
98010
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
68 d
Solicitation Number:
DE-FOA-0000413
Small Business Information
5395 West 700 South, Salt Lake City, UT, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
858801483
Principal Investigator:
Joonho Koh
Dr.
(801) 530-4987
jkoh@msrihome.com
Business Contact:
Anthony Decheek
Mr.
(801) 530-4987
adecheek@msrihome.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
The materials and structures for fusion reactors must function for a long time in a uniquely hostile environment that includes combinations of high temperatures, reactive chemicals, high stresses, and intense damaging radiation. Manufacturing of components, particularly joining of materials, has been addressed as one of the critical issues. This Small Business Innovation Research Phase-I project is on the development of advanced solid-state welding tools for joining high-strength steel alloys that will be used to build fusion reactors. The proposed tool material is a surface-engineered ceramic composite that possesses high fracture toughness while maintaining high hardness. A successfully developed tool will contribute to advancement of technologies that can withstand the high levels of surface heat flux and neutron wall loads expected for the in-vessel components of future fusion energy systems

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