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DEVELOPMENT OF SPUTTER-INITIATED RESONANCE IONIZATION SPECTROSCOPY FOR…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
409
Program Year/Program:
1984 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
409
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ATOM SCIENCES, INC.
ATOM SCIENCES, INC. 114 RIDGEWAY CTR OAK RIDGE, TN 37830 8810
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1984
Title: DEVELOPMENT OF SPUTTER-INITIATED RESONANCE IONIZATION SPECTROSCOPY FOR APPLICATION IN THE SINGLE-ATOM DETECTION OF TECHNETIUM
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $439,119.00
 

Abstract:

WE PROPOSE THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUE, SPUTTER-INITIATED RESONANCE IONIZATION SPECTROSCOPY (SIRIS) FOR THE SINGLE-ATOM DETECTION OF ISOTOPES OF TECHNETIUM. THIS TECHNIQUE IS TO BE USED IN A STUDY RECENTLY PROPOSED BY G.A. COWAN AND W.C. HAXTON TO DETERMINE THE BORON-8 COMPONENT OF THE SOLAR NEUTRINO FLUX. IN SIRIS, AN ARGON ION BEAM SPUTTERS A SMALL QUANTITY OF SOLID SAMPLE INTO THE GAS PHASE. A LASER THEN SELECTIVELY (AND EFFICIENTLY) IONIZES ATOMS OF A PARTICULAR ELEMENT, USING RESONANCE IONIZATION SPECTROSCOPY (RIS). RESULTING IONS ARE ANALYZED IN A MAGNETIC MASS SPECTROMETER, THUS ADDING ISOTOPIC SELECTIVITY TO THE ELEMENTAL SELECTIVITY PROVIDED BY RIS. IN PHASE I OF THE PROPOSED PROJECT, WE WOULD DEMONSTRATE THESENSITIVITY OF SIRIS FOR THE DETECTION OF TC-97, TC-98 AND TC-99 AND PERFORM PRELIMINARY EXPERIMENTS TO DETERMINE THE DEGREE OF INTERFERENCE WHICH MIGHT BE EXPECTED FROM MOLYBDENUM IN REAL ANALYSES.

Principal Investigator:

Tom J. Whitaker

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Atom Sciences Inc.
P.o. Box 138 114 Ridgeway Center Oak Ridge, TN 37830

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No