Continuous Wave, L-Band, Cryogenic Photocathode Electron Gun

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-01ER83143
Agency Tracking Number:
65699B01-I
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
American Superconductor Corporation
Two Technology Drive, Westborough, MA, 01581
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
C.L.H. Thieme
Senior Technical Staff
(508) 621-4264
cthieme@amsuper.com
Business Contact:
Thomas Rosa
Chief Accounting Officer
(508) 621-4265
trosa@amsuper.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
65699 The availability of High Temperature Superconductor (HTS) wire, manufactured by a reliable, low-cost process, could revolutionize the electric power industry. For example, compact power transmission cables, motors, and generators could be attained by using high temperature superconductors (HTS) with a high critical current density Jc at 77K and magnetic fields of up to 1.5 Tesla, allowing the use of liquid nitrogen as a coolant. The superconductor YBa2Cu3Ox (YBCO) could be employed as the enabling material. However, for this to occur, the superconductor must have a high degree of bi-axial texture. This project will develop a low-cost conductor, with high critical current densities, through the epitaxial deposition of a buffer and a YBCO layer on a bi-axially textured metal substrate. Phase I will adapt a buffer deposition process to produce long lengths of the YBCO coated conductor on a non-magnetic metal substrate. The substrate will have enhanced bi-axial texture and low ac losses. Commercial Applications And Other Benefits as described by awardee: The availability of a low-cost HTS conductor should impact a broad range of industrial and military applications utilizing compact power transmission cables, electrical transformers, motors, and generators.

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