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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:
2009 / 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 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Reduction of Thermo-Mechanical Stresses Druing Growth of LaBr3
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-08ER85086
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

Significant improvements in cost and performance of X-ray and ¿ -ray detectors, needed to fulfill DOE responsibilities with respect to nuclear nonproliferation, can be achieved through the availability of high-quality radiation detector materials. This project will develop a novel method for the production of these radiation detector materials. In Phase I, the production process was demonstrated for the growth of germanium and cadmium zinc telluride, and the viability for the growth of other materials, such as lathanum Bromide, was established. The results to date indicate that the materials grown by this technique have a low density of crystalline and point defects, with high single-crystal yield. In Phase II, the process will be further developed, leading to a commercially viable technology for growth of large size, high quality detector materials. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: Large-volume, high-quality, single-crystal detector materials, such as cadmium zinc telluride would enable the fabrication of sensitive and compact radiation detectors with applications in nuclear nonproliferation monitoring, medical diagnostics, homeland security, and the nuclear industry

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