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Bulk Composite Materials for Detection of Gamma Radiation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Award ID:
86242
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
T081-005-0053
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TETRAMER TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.
657 S MECHANIC STREET PENDLETON, SC 29670-1808
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Bulk Composite Materials for Detection of Gamma Radiation
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Contract: HDTRA1-08-P-0033
Award Amount: $99,691.00
 

Abstract:

The objective of this proposal is to develop enabling technology for the production of bulk scintillating nanocomposites that have gamma radiation detection properties of single crystal NaI but with the manufacturability of plastic scintillators. These performance criteria may be met by developing nanoparticle polymer composites with ultra-high nanoparticle loadings. These 'ultra-composites' would contain the minimum quantity of organic binder necessary to retain suitable mechanical and optical properties. In addition, the development and incorporation of polymers composed of high Z atoms will increase the stopping power of these materials. This increased stopping power from the polymer matrix will allow for more flexibility in the required nanoparticle loading level to obtain sufficient nanocomposite stopping power. While the specific scintillation materials used in this program are CdSe and CeF3, it should be stressed that this technology is applicable to all types of nanoparticles for scintillation.

Principal Investigator:

Jeffrey R. DiMaio
Technology Manager
8649039009
dimaio@tetramertechnologies.com

Business Contact:

Earl H. Wagener
CEO
8646534339
earl.wagener@tetramertechnologies.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TETRAMER TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
657 S. Mechanic Street Pendleton, SC 29670

EIN/Tax ID: 571116919
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No