Ultrathick Boron Carbide Coatings

Sergei Kucheyev | 20-ERD-029

Executive Summary

We will demonstrate the deposition of ultrathick boron carbide films on both planar and spherical substrates in order to enable a new inertial confinement fusion ablator platform, as well as high-energy-density physics experiments currently beyond our capabilities. This research may also impact the manufacture of technologies that incorporate boron carbide, including nuclear reactor components, radiation detectors, and ballistic armor.