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EXTRANUCLEAR LABORATORIES WILL INVESTIGATE A DETECTOR FOR IONS IN A MASS…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
5316
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
5316
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Extrel Corp
240 Alpha Dr Box 11512 Pittsburgh, PA 15238
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: EXTRANUCLEAR LABORATORIES WILL INVESTIGATE A DETECTOR FOR IONS IN A MASS SPECTROMETER IN WHICH IONS ARE ACCELERATED TOHIGH ENERGY AND THEN PERMITTED TO STRIKE A METAL SURFACE, WHERE THEY PRODUCE SECONDARY ELECTRONS.
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $35,000.00
 

Abstract:

EXTRANUCLEAR LABORATORIES WILL INVESTIGATE A DETECTOR FOR IONS IN A MASS SPECTROMETER IN WHICH IONS ARE ACCELERATED TOHIGH ENERGY AND THEN PERMITTED TO STRIKE A METAL SURFACE, WHERE THEY PRODUCE SECONDARY ELECTRONS. THE ELECTRONS ARE THEN ACCELERATED TO A SCINTILLATOR WHERE THEY PRODUCE PHOTONS TO ACTUATE A CLOSED PHOTOMULTIPLIER TUBE. THIS TYPEOF DETECTOR IS KNOWN AS A DALY DOORKNOB DETECTOR WHEN THE PHOTONS ARE IN THE VISIBLE REGION. THE PRESENT WORK ADDRESSES THE POSSIBILITY OF USING A SCINTILLATOR THAT PRODUCES PHOTONS IN THE FAR UV RATHER THAN THE VISIBLE SPECTRUM. IN THIS CASE, THE PHOTOMULTIPLIER NEED NOT HAVE APHOTODYNODE WITH A LOW WORK FUNCTION AND ITS ATTENDANT THERMAL EMISSION NOISE. PREVIOUS EXPERIMENTS ON UV PHOTON COUNTERS SUGGEST CERTAIN MATERIALS AS POTENTIAL SCINTILLA- TORS IN THE FAR UV. THESE WILL BE TESTED AND, IF PROMISING,BE BUILT INTO A DALY DOORKNOB CONFIGURATION. COMPARISON OF SENSITIVITY AND NOISE LEVEL OF THIS DETECTOR WITH A CONVEN- TIONAL OPEN CHANNELTRON DETECTOR WOULD BE MADE.

Principal Investigator:

Wade l fite
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
4129637530

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Extranuclear Laboratories Inc
240 Alpha Drive Po Box 11512 Pittsburgh, PA 15238

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DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No