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Solid-State Thermal-Neutron Detector Based on Boron-Doped a-Se Stabilized Alloy…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
61635
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
72122S03-I
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
EIC LABORATORIES, INC.
111 DOWNEY ST NORWOOD, MA 02062-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Solid-State Thermal-Neutron Detector Based on Boron-Doped a-Se Stabilized Alloy Films
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-03ER83640
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

72122S03-I For the investigation of structural, magnetic, and acoustic properties of materials, thermal neutrons have been proved to be the most useful probes. However, currently available thermal neutron detectors, based on large gas counters or scintillator-photomultiplier tubes, have limitations in detection efficiency, stability of response, speed of operation, and physical size. This project will construct a large-area, lightweight, high-resolution, and very fast position sensitive thermal neutron detector based on B-doped a-Se (As, Cl) stabilized alloy films. This new generation detector will offer high detection efficiency over existing instruments. Phase I will develop and optimize B-doped a-Se alloy films, fabricate the detector, and develop performance evaluation techniques. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by awardee: The new thermal neutron detector should have application to homeland security, nuclear non-proliferation, nuclear physics research, radiation safety, environmental monitoring, structural biology, protein dynamics, and the monitoring of chemical and biological reactions in ¿real time¿.

Principal Investigator:

Krishna C. Mandal
7817699450
kmandal@eiclabs.com

Business Contact:

R. David Rauth
7817699450
drauth@eiclabs.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Eic Laboratories, Inc.
111 Downey Street Norwood, MA 02062

EIN/Tax ID: 042497074
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No