A Scalable APC Process with a Novel Pin Structure for High Field Magnets

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG03-01ER83190
Agency Tracking Number: 65165S01-I
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Aracor
425 Lakeside Drive, Sunnyvale, CA, 94085
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jonathan Kerner
 Senior Scientist
 (408) 733-7780
 kerner@aracor.com
Business Contact
 Ed LeBaker
Title: Senior Vice President
Phone: (408) 733-7780
Email: lebaker@aracor.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
65165 The current-carrying capacity of high-temperature superconductors needs to be improved to reduce the costs and pollution associated with electric power generation, delivery, and use. Such improvements will require on-line diagnostics to detect defects in the superconducting wires as they are being manufactured. This project will develop x-ray diagnostics to provide a rapid analysis of superconducting wire crystalline texture, composition, and thickness. Phase I experiments will demonstrate the feasibility of using a modified x-ray diffraction geometry with a position-sensitive detector to provide a rapid measurement of crystalline texture. X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy will be used to demonstrate a practical method for monitoring composition and thickness of the superconducting film. Commercial Applications And Other Benefits as described by awardee: The national laboratories would be provided with a tool to speed the development of a cost-effective process for manufacturing high-temperature superconductors. The x-ray diagnostics would also be useful in the commercial sector as a quality control tool during manufacturing processes.

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