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A HIGH RESOLUTION SCINTILATOR-BASED NEUTRON DETECTOR

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
21075
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
21075
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NANOPTICS, INC.
3014 NE 21st Way Gainesville, FL 32609-3307
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: A HIGH RESOLUTION SCINTILATOR-BASED NEUTRON DETECTOR
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $600,000.00
 

Abstract:

A NOVEL TECHNOLOGY FOR A SCINTILLATOR-BASED NEUTRON CONVERTER PLATE WHICH WILL HAVE HIGH THERMAL NEUTRON DETECTION EFFICIENCY ( 90%) AND INHERENTLY HIGH SPATIAL RESOLUTION IS PLANNED. THE NEUTRON CONVERTER PLATE WILL BE MADE USING SCINTILLATING PLASTIC MICRO-FIBERS WITH ENRICHED LITHIUM ((6)LI) INCORPORATION. THIS NEUTRON CONVERTER OVERCOMES THE FUNDAMENTAL PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH SCREEN PHOSPHORS AND WILL BE A SUPERIOR ALTERNATIVE. THE DETECTOR CAN BE USED EITHER FOR A TIME-INTEGRATING IMAGING MODE OR FOR A CONVENTIONAL TIME-RESOLVED POSITION SENSITIVE DETECTOR MODE. PHASE I WILL DEVELOP AND TEST THE NOVEL NEUTRON CONVERTER PLATE. MEASUREMENTS WILL INCLUDE NEUTRON DETECTION EFFICIENCY, SCINTILLATION EFFICIENCY, ABSORPTION/EMISSION SPECTRUM, AND DECAY TIME OF THE SCINTILLATOR. THE RESULTS OF PHASE I WILL DEMONSTRATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE CONVERTER PLAT COMPARED WITH THOSE OBTAINED FROM STANDARD SCREEN PHOSPHORS. IN PHASE II, A COMPLETE REAL-TIME THERMAL NEUTRON IMAGING SYSTEM USING THE NEUTRON CONVERTER WILL BE BUILT AND APPLIED TO VARIOUS THERMAL NEUTRON IMAGING APPLICATIONS.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Won Y Choi
9043786620

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Nanoptics Inc.
3014 Ne 21st Way Gainesville, FL 32609

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