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Title: Report on Performance of Prototype Dynatronix Power Supplies Developed Under a Phase I DOE SBIR

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the prototype power supplies fabricated by Dynatronix, Inc. This project supports the advancement of electroforming capabilities to produce ultra-high purity copper. Ultra-high purity copper is an essential material used for a range of current and future fundamental nuclear physics programs such as the MAJORANA DEMONSTRATOR. The Mach 30 power supplies are a new design built to the specifications from the requirements of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) with regard to timing, voltage, current output, and the required tolerances. The parameters used in these tests were developed empirically over a number of years based on a combination of thermodynamic and kinetics of the electroplating process. The power supplies were operated in a typical cleanroom environment for the production electroforming at PNNL. The units that were received by PNNL in July, 2010 have performed satisfactorily and have demonstrated short term durability.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1048619
Report Number(s):
PNNL-21130
830403000; TRN: US1204272
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; COPPER; DESIGN; ELECTRODEPOSITION; ELECTROPLATING; KINETICS; NUCLEAR PHYSICS; PERFORMANCE; POWER SUPPLIES; PRODUCTION; SPECIFICATIONS; THERMODYNAMICS; Prototype Power Supply, Mach 30, Dynatronix