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A RADIATION RESISTANT CRYOGENIC TEMPERATURE SENSOR FOR THE 4K TO 80K RANGE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
10846
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10846
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc.
575 McCorkle Blvd. Westerville, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: A RADIATION RESISTANT CRYOGENIC TEMPERATURE SENSOR FOR THE 4K TO 80K RANGE
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $499,454.00
 

Abstract:

THE SEVERE ENVIRONMENT OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS FREQUENTLY COMBINES CRYOGENICS, HIGH TEMPERATURES, HIGH VACUUM, AND HIGH RADIATION FLUENCES. A SENSITIVE, STABLE, ACCURATE, ANDEASY-TO-USE THERMOMETER FOR THE TEMPERATURE RANGE 4 TO 80 K (-269 DEGREES CENTIGRADE TO -193 DEGREES CENTIGRADE) ALSO RESISTANT TO IONIZING RADIATION IS NOT COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE. THIN FILM ZIRCONIUM NITRIDE IS A CONDUCTING CERAMIC WITH GOOD POTENTIAL FOR PROVIDING SMALL, ROBUST, THERMALLY FAST RESISTANCE SENSORS NOT ONLY FOR THE TEMPERATURE RANGE OF IMMEDIATE INTEREST, BUT BEYOND IT AS WELL. IN PHASE I ZIRCONIUM NITRIDE WILL BE REACTIVELY SPUTTERED IN A RESISTANCE THERMOMETER CONFIGURATION. THE PROJECT ALSO WILL TEST THE DEVICE'S THERMOMETRY CHARACTERISTICS AND ITS RESISTANCE TO GAMMA AND FAST NEUTRONRADIATION.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Philip R Swinehart
Principal Investigator
6148912243

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Lake Shore Cryotronics Inc.
64 E Walnut St Westerville, OH 43081

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