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Segmented Monolithic Germanium Detector Arrays for X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
81054
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
81359S06-I
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Phds Co.
3011 Amherst Road Knoxville, TN 37921-3713
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Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Segmented Monolithic Germanium Detector Arrays for X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-06ER84401
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

Abstract:

The DOE operates several synchrotron x-ray-absorbtion-spectroscopy facilities for the study of dilute samples of chemical, biological, condensed matter, and environmental interest. These facilites require advanced semiconductor detectors. This project will develop detector arrays for x-ray absorption spectroscopy, based on germanium technology, which will increase x-ray count rate capability and improve spectral resolution. These improvements will decrease the amount of beam time needed to perform experiments and make a greater number and variety of experiments possible. During Phase I, seven-element monolithic detectors will be fabricated and evaluated. A variety of detectors will be made using different fabrication parameters, and the effect each parameter on detector performance will be determined. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: In addition to its use in x-ray detectors at DOE facilities, the technology also should improve germanium detectors in such areas as nuclear nonproliferation, medical imaging, low-background counting, and rare-event detection.

Principal Investigator:

Ethan L. Hull
Dr.
9252459502
ethanhull@phdsco.com

Business Contact:

Ethan L. Hull
Dr.
9252459502
ethanhull@phdsco.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

PHDs
777 Emory Valley Road, Suite B Oak Ridge, TN 37830

EIN/Tax ID: 020634184
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No