University of Washington researchers are working towards a sustainable and controlled fusion reaction with funding from the DOE to improve on their HIT-SI3 prototype.
With growing climate and population concerns across the globe, researchers and the DOE are increasing efforts to discover new ways to produce cleaner and more efficient energy. The DOE has awarded Dr. Thomas Jarboe, University of Washington Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics - Physics Adjunct, a grant to further develop the HIT-SI3 plasma physics experiment.
The HIT-SI3 device is being used to demonstrate a new method of efficient current drive. Its about 1/10th the size of the ultimate device being considered. If successful, the full-scale device could be built at a cost slightly less than a coal power plant. The UW team is working to demonstrate high temperature confinement of the plasma before realizing a commercial-scale reactor.
Applied Vacuum utilized resources at Anderson Dahlen to manufacture a 36” diameter Stainless Steel flange involving “cold sprayed” copper. Detailed features were machined into the flange, while avoiding contaminating or delaminating the copper. Project Managers worked to ensure that the final product is delivered to customers’ standards and expectations.
“We are very pleased with the AVT’s work in making this part. Their willingness to spin a large part well off axis made it possible. Their attention to detail made it a success. Equally praiseworthy is their communication during the manufacturing process, assuring the best possible part.”
- John Rogers, Engineering Technician Lead, University of Washington Dept. of Aeronautics & Astronautics
Applied Vacuum Technology has more than 25 years experience fabricating custom flanges, assemblies and chambers for specialized vacuum applications. All products are fabricated and inspected to critical UHV standards. Our manufacturing and quality systems are certified to ISO 9001:2008 and Nuclear Quality Assurance (NQA-1).
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Applied Vacuum Technology offers more than 25 years of experience fabricating custom chambers and related products for high and ultra-high vacuum applications. We provide a wide range of products, from large chambers and baseplates to small flanges and precise components. We also provide Engineering consultation for design and manufacturability. Our design and manufacturing resources will help take your requirements from initial concepts, to fully engineered designs, to completed and tested products ready for use.
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