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Novel Silicon Carbide Avalanche Photodiodes

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
89709
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
85028
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aymont Technology, Inc.
30 Saratoga Avenue, Suite 6H Ballston Spa, NY 12020 1217
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Novel Silicon Carbide Avalanche Photodiodes
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-08ER84982
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

This project will demonstrate novel SiC avalanche photodiodes (APD) to replace photomultiplier tubes for gamma detection, a technology used in nuclear physics experiments. These avalanche photodiodes will enhance the sensitivity, resolution, and robustness of gamma detection at a reduced cost. The approach is based on an innovative process for obtaining the starting SiC material. In Phase I, the APDs will be designed to provide high gain, low dark current, and high quantum efficiency at wavelengths used by existing scintillators. In Phase II, these novel APDs will be optimized and readied for commercialization. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: In addition to nuclear physics applications, the new APDs should find applications in oil well drilling, radiation detection, and biodetection. These detectors should improve the nation┬┐s ability to detect certain types of radiation important for energy and security applications.

Principal Investigator:

Larry B. Rowland
Dr.
5188103294
rowland@aymont.com

Business Contact:

Larry B. Rowland
Dr.
5188103294
rowland@aymont.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Aymont Technology Inc.
27 Kent Street Suite 105A Ballston Spa, NY 12020

EIN/Tax ID: 205843362
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No