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Drivers for Low Cost, Ultra-Compact, Epithermal Neutron Sources for BNCT

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
57104
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
70089S02-I
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SCIENCE RESEARCH LABORATORY INC
15 Ward Street Somerville, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Drivers for Low Cost, Ultra-Compact, Epithermal Neutron Sources for BNCT
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-02ER83509
Award Amount: $99,975.00
 

Abstract:

70089 Recent clinical trials have cast doubt on the efficacy of Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) using low energy, reactor generated neutron beams. It has been predicted that a higher energy neutron beam would be much more effective in treating brain tumors via BNCT. Therefore, this project will design, develop, and test a compact neutron generator technology with neutron energy spectra highly optimized for BNCT trials. The compact power electronics will be integrated into an advanced neutron tube design at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). In Phase I, the key power electronics elements for driving the neutron tube will be designed, fabricated, tested, and validated. A high power, compact neutron system will be designed for the Phase II effort. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: The compact neutron source technology should result in a high energy, neutron source tailored for maximum efficacy of BNCT. Other applications include counterterrorism/counterdrug detection of explosives, nuclear materials, and illicit drugs.

Principal Investigator:

Rodney Petr
6175471122
rpetr@srl.com

Business Contact:

Jonah Jacob
70089
6175471122
jjacob@srl.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Science Research Laboratory, Inc.
15 Ward Street Somerville, MA 02143

EIN/Tax ID: 042786396
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No