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ADVANCED PHOTODIODE READOUT OF FAST ULTRAVIOLET SCINTILLATORS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
10826
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10826
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SPIRE CORPORATION
1 PATRIOTS PARK BEDFORD, MA 01730-2396
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: ADVANCED PHOTODIODE READOUT OF FAST ULTRAVIOLET SCINTILLATORS
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

RECENT ADVANCES IN SOLAR CELL TECHNOLOGY HAVE GREATLY INCREASED THE SENSITIVITY ACHIEVABLE IN THE ULTRAVIOLET (UV) REGION. THIS PROJECT ADAPTS THIS TECHNOLOGY TO THE DETECTION OF LIGHT FROM THOSE FAST UV SCINTILLATING MATERIALS SUCH AS BAF2 THAT ARE NOW USED WITH PHOTOMULTIPLIER TUBES FOR LIGHT DETECTION. PHASE I WILL STUDY THE RELEVANT PROPERTIES OF DIODES MADE FROM VARIOUS MATERIALS INCLUDING SILICON, GALLIUM ARSENIDE, AND INDIUM PHOSPHIDE. SIMPLE P-N, P-I-N, AND AVALANCHE STRUCTURES WILLBE CONSIDERED. THE QUANTUM EFFICIENCY IN THE WAVELENGTH RANGE OF INTEREST, LEAKAGE CURRENT DENSITY, CAPACITANCE, SPEED OF RESPONSE, AND RADIATION RESISTANCE WILL BE MEASURED OR INFERRED FROM KNOWN DATA. THE MOST FAVORABLE DEVICE AND STRUCTURE, IN TERMS OF EXPECTED PERFORMANCE AND COST, WILL BE SELECTED FOR DEVELOPMENT IN PHASE II.

Principal Investigator:

Mr Christopher J Keavney
Principal Investigator
6172756000

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Spire Corp
Patriots Pk Bedford, MA 01730

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