Novel Materials for Higher Order Mode Suppressors

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$150,000.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-13ER86559
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
84129
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
32b
Solicitation Number:
DE-FOA-0000760
Small Business Information
200 N. Main St., Alfred, NY, 14802-1000
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
948139733
Principal Investigator:
AlanRae
Dr.
(607) 247-5097
submissions@nanomic.org
Business Contact:
AlanRae
Dr.
(607) 247-5097
submissions@nanomic.org
Research Institute:
Cornell University

373 Pine Tree Rd.
Ithaca, NY, 14850-
() -

Abstract
There is a need to increase the beam intensity of particle accelerators based on superconducting RF cavities, but detrimental Higher Order Modes (HOMs) generate inside the cavities. HOMs excite the beam and lead to instabilities and particle losses. HOM dampers absorb this RF power and are critical component, but next generation HOM absorber materials are needed to enable increased beam intensities. This Phase I STTR project will investigate the feasibility to demonstrate novel graphene- ceramic composite materials for use as HOM dampers. Phase II of the STTR will optimize the absorber materials and scale-up to designs ready for accelerator applications. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: The direct benefit of this STTR project will be to enable new research in materials science and potential discoveries in basic sciences. More broadly, many efforts have been made to develop electromagnetic wave absorption materials for the use in the GHz range, and dual use commercial applications exist in EMI shielding (e.g., microwaves, cell phones hubs, radar) and potentially in electron beam welding and X-ray inspection.

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