Advanced Method of Joining RAFM/ODS Steels for Fusion Reactors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-11ER90071
Agency Tracking Number: 98010
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: 68 d
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0000413
Small Business Information
Materials And Systems Research, Inc.
5395 West 700 South, Salt Lake City, UT, -
DUNS: 858801483
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Joonho Koh
 Dr.
 (801) 530-4987
 jkoh@msrihome.com
Business Contact
 Anthony Decheek
Title: Mr.
Phone: (801) 530-4987
Email: adecheek@msrihome.com
Research Institution
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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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