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Performer:  Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Location:  Blacksburg, Virginia
Project Duration:  10/01/2016 – 09/30/2018 Award Number:  FE0027891
Technology Area:  University Training and Research Total Award Value:  $400,000
Key Technology:   DOE Share:  $400,000
Performer Share:  $0

Single Crystal Sapphire Fibers
Single Crystal Sapphire Fibers

Project Description

The project will develop a comprehensive and complete understanding of the optical and mechanical stability of fused silica optical fibers at high temperatures under various gaseous species conditions, conduct comprehensive testing and analysis of the interactions of fuel gas stream species with state-of-the-art optical fibers to understand the induced devitrification, chemical reactions, and the diffusion of chemical species on the mechanical and optical performance, evaluate novel and traditional fused silica fibers that will be drawn under various process conditions to fully understand the fundamental mechanisms that govern performance.

Project Benefits

The predictive models developed will enable the selection of optical fibers for specific operating environments.

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Contact Information

Federal Project Manager Barbara Carney:
Technology Manager Briggs White:
Principal Investigator Gary Pickrell: