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Nanocomposite Scintillator for Detection of Nuclear Radiation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Award ID:
83198
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
T071-004-0107
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Boston Applied Technologies, Inc.
6F Gill Street Woburn, MA 01801-1721
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Nanocomposite Scintillator for Detection of Nuclear Radiation
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Contract: HDTRA1-07-P-0235
Award Amount: $99,986.00
 

Abstract:

Recent advances in scintillator materials research have resulted in the development of lanthanum halides detectors. These detectors offer improved energy resolution, faster emission and excellent temperature dependency and linearity characteristics. However, the lanthanum halides crystals have not yet been grown to preferred large sizes. Moreover, this material possesses a fatal drawback of being high hygroscopic, which makes its processing and handling difficult. In this project, Boston Applied Technologies, Inc. (BATi) proposes to synthesize a transparent nanocomposite of lanthanum halides scintillator materials. A salted sol-gel (SSG) method, which has been developed recently for producing nano-phosphors in our lab, will be used to synthesize the nanocomposites. This novel lanthanum halides nanocomposite scintillator will provide a low-cost, large-volume, high performance scintillators to meet the DoD requirement for field ruggedness and adverse operating environments.

Principal Investigator:

Yanyun Wang
Sr. Materials Engineer
7819352800
yywang@bostonati.com

Business Contact:

Y. K. Zou
President
7819352800
kzou@bostonati.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

BOSTON APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
6F Gill Street Woburn, MA 01801

EIN/Tax ID: 510414999
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No