Fused Coatings for Plasma Facing Components in Fusion Reactors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-12ER90333
Agency Tracking Number: 99146
Amount: $149,311.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: 22 a
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0000577
Small Business Information
24112 Rockwell Drive, Euclid, OH, 44117
DUNS: 797165268
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Greg Engleman
 (216) 453-0866
Business Contact
 Andrew Sherman
Title: Dr.
Phone: (216) 453-0866
Email: asherman@mesocoat.com
Research Institution
Fusion energy has the ability to provide a greater source of energy with lower harmful byproducts than any energy producing device currently on the planet. In order to make the production of fusion energy more real, there is a genuine need for new and novel materials that will be able to handle the harsh plasma environment including high heat loads, sputtering, and radiation. MesoCoat proposes to develop a series of nano-/micro-composite coating materials to be applied to Plasma Facing Components using MesoCoat & apos;s high energy density fusion cladding process, CermaCladTM. The materials being explored include tungsten and molybdenum based coatings which will improve plasma performance and helium based cooling while minimizing thermal stresses and providing excellent corrosion resistance. Commercial Applications and other Benefits: The material system and process developed in this program will help advance the development of Fusion reactors, which will provide a new large and clean energy source to the world. Beyond the fusion energy applications these materials and the CermaClad process can be used in fission energy reactors, and in the chemical processing industries providing improved corrosion resistance and better mechanical properties at elevated temperatures

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

Agency Micro-sites

SBA logo
Department of Agriculture logo
Department of Commerce logo
Department of Defense logo
Department of Education logo
Department of Energy logo
Department of Health and Human Services logo
Department of Homeland Security logo
Department of Transportation logo
Environmental Protection Agency logo
National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo
National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government