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ELECTRON MULTIPLIER ARRAY PARTICLE DETECTORS

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
10621
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10621
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Schmidt Instruments Inc.
2476 Bolsover Suite 234 Houston, TX 77005
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: ELECTRON MULTIPLIER ARRAY PARTICLE DETECTORS
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE RESEARCHERS PRESENT A NEW CLASS OF ELECTRON MULTIPLIER ARRAYS (EMA) FOR PARTICLE DETECTION, AND A METHOD OF MANUFACTURE FOR THEM. THESE DEVICES ARE PHYSICALLY SIMILAR TO AVAILABLE MICRO CHANNEL PLATES (MCP), BUT CAN BE MADE WITH MICRON AND SUBMICRON CHANNELS OF ARBITRARY SHAPES. SINCE OUTPUT PULSE TIMING CHARACTERISTICS SCALE LINEARLY WITH CHANNEL SIZE, THESE SMALL-FEATURED EMAS WILL HAVE APPROXIMATELY TEN TIMES BETTER RESPONSE AND BANDWIDTH THAN CONVENTIONAL MCPS. THE ELECTRON MULTIPLICATION CHANNELS MAYHAVE ARBITRARY GEOMETRY TO INCREASE SINGLE STAGE GAIN WHILE SUPPRESSING ION FEEDBACK. POSSIBILITIES FOR PRODUCING CURVED SURFACE DETECTOR ARRAYS AND INTEGRATED DETECTOR/SIGNAL PROCESSORS EXIST AND WILL BE EXPLORED.

Principal Investigator:

Howard K Schmidt
Principal Investigator
7135299040

Business Contact:

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Schmidt Instruments
Po Box 25443 Houston, TX 77265

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