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IMPROVEMENT OF X-RAY IMAGING STORAGE BY NANOFABRICATION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
59849
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
CA094403
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Nomadics, Inc.
1024 S. Innovation Way Stillwater, OK 74074
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: IMPROVEMENT OF X-RAY IMAGING STORAGE BY NANOFABRICATION
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43CA094403-01
Award Amount: $88,802.00
 

Abstract:

Nomadics proposes to improve the luminescence efficiency, sensitivity, and resolution of X-ray storage imaging plates of BaFBr:Eu2+ systems via quantum size confinement and nano-fabrication. The working principle of X-ray storage imaging is photostimulated luminescence (PSL). In this process, trapped charges are released by photons and produce luminescence through recombination. The BaFBr:Eu2+ imaging plate system suffers from low resolution due to the scattering of both the reading laser light and the emission light. The light scattering is due to the phosphor grain size, shape, and boundary as well as surface roughness. The use of nanoparticles will reduce the light scattering and improve image quality and resolution. In addition to medical imaging applications, this technology will be useful in nondestructive testing, security, and other fields that use X-ray systems.

Principal Investigator:

Wei Chen
4053729535
WCHEN@NOMADICS.COM

Business Contact:

James Luby
4053729535
JLUBY@NOMADICS.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

NOMADICS, INC.
NOMADICS, INC. 1024 S INNOVATION WAY STILLWATER, OK 74074

EIN/Tax ID: 731443947
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No