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Segmented Rectifying and Blocking Contacts on Germanium Planar Detectors

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
94588
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
91111
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: 2009
Title: Segmented Rectifying and Blocking Contacts on Germanium Planar Detectors
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-09ER85310
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

The semiconductor electrodes on segmented germanium planar detectors used in nuclear physics research require improvement, so that significantly more of the available high-purity germanium can be utilized for the detection function. This project will develop new semiconductor electrode technology for use in the fabrication of germanium detectors. Phase I will involve the fabrication and testing of candidate systems. In Phase II, the most promising of these electrode contacts will be used to make much larger detectors for nuclear physics. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee These systems should have immediate applications at DOE user facilities, including research in nuclear physics, astrophysics, and rare-particle detection. Moreover, the technology should extend the use of germanium detectors to other fields, such as nuclear medicine.

Principal Investigator:

Ethan Hull
Dr.
8654813725
ethanhull@phdsco.com

Business Contact:

Ethan Hull
Dr.
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