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Magnetometer for the Neutron Electric Dipole Moment Experiment

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
89894
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Southwest Sciences, Inc.
1570 Pacheco St. Suite E-11 Santa Fe, NM 87505-3993
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Magnetometer for the Neutron Electric Dipole Moment Experiment
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-08ER84989
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

The neutron electric dipole moment (EDM) experiment is a DOE nuclear physics project that seeks to measure the precession of neutrons in superimposed magnetic and electric fields. The magnetic field must be homogeneous to 1 part in one million, but existing instruments compromise this requirement because they are too bulky to fit in the shielded measurement region or they lack the sensitivity needed to verify the field stability. This project will develop a compact, all-optical magnetometer with a volume of just 1 cm, based on fiber-optics and novel atomic spectroscopy techniques. This magnetometer will be used to test the neutron EDM instrument. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: Commercial applications of magnetometers include instrumentation for geophysics and mineral exploration, buried object detection, and defense applications such as IED detection and submarine detection. Emerging applications include low-field magnetic resonance imaging and medical diagnostics.

Principal Investigator:

David C. Hovde
Dr.
5132721323
dchovde@swsciences.com

Business Contact:

Alan C. Stanton
Mr.
5059841322
astanton@swsciences.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Southwest Sciences, Inc.
1570 Pacheco Street Suite E-11 Santa Fe, NM 87505

EIN/Tax ID: 850340320
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No