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Reduction of Thermo-Mechanical Stresses Druing Growth of LaBr3

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
89714
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
CapeSym, Inc.
6 Huron Drive Suite 1B Natick, MA 01760-1325
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Reduction of Thermo-Mechanical Stresses Druing Growth of LaBr3
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-08ER85086
Award Amount: $99,960.00
 

Abstract:

LaBr3 detectors show exceptional properties in terms of scintillation light yield, energy resolution, and fast emission. To date, this material is not available in the large sizes needed for a number of detector applications in high energy physics. This project will develop a growth process for this material, using model-based thermal engineering to reduce thermo-mechanical stresses in large diameter LaBr3 crystals. The success of this approach will result in availability of large size crystals, and will lower their manufacturing cost through increased process yield. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: This project should result in the development of the materials needed for the full realization of LaBr3 detectors. LaBr3 detectors are exceptionally suited for use in the identification of radio-isotopes, with applications as inspection tools in homeland security, Positron Emission Tomography (PET), and scintimammography in medicine.

Principal Investigator:

Shariar Motakef
Dr.
2056537100
motakef@capesim.com

Business Contact:

Shariar Motakef
Dr.
5086537100
motakef@capesim.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Capesym, Inc.
6 Huron Drive Suite 1B Natick, MA 01760

EIN/Tax ID: 043183792
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No