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Growth of Large Diameter High-Purity Germanium Crystals for Nuclear Physics…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
89839
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
86481
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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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Growth of Large Diameter High-Purity Germanium Crystals for Nuclear Physics Research
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-08ER84986
Award Amount: $99,972.00
 

Abstract:

Large diameter germanium crystals are needed to provide larger, more sensitive, gamma-ray detectors for nuclear physics measurements at DOE user facilities. In this project, germanium crystal growth techniques will be experimentally developed for the growth of large diameter crystals. Phase I will demonstrate the feasibility of a new growth technique. In Phase II, the technique will be completed to enable a new breed of commercially-available, very-large-diameter germanium gamma-ray planar detectors. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The technology should have immediate applications in research taking place at DOE user facilities involving nuclear physics, astrophysics, and rare-particle detection. Moreover, these detector systems should enable germanium detectors to enter commercially active fields, the most important of which is nuclear medicine.

Principal Investigator:

Richard Pehl
Dr.
8654145434
dickpehl@phdsco.com

Business Contact:

Ethan Hull
Mr.
8654813725
ethanhull@phdsco.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Phds Co.
777 Emory Valley Road Suite B Oak Ridge, TN 37830

EIN/Tax ID: 680625833
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No