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Sensitive SQUID-Based Detectors of the Magnetization of Polarized Nuclei

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
71858
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
75308S04-I
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
STAR Cryoelectronics, LLC
25 Bisbee Court Ste A Santa Fe, NM 87508-1338
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Sensitive SQUID-Based Detectors of the Magnetization of Polarized Nuclei
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-04ER84079
Award Amount: $99,595.00
 

Abstract:

75308-Fundamental research in nuclear physics, such as the search for the neutron electric dipole moment (EDM), requires advances in detector systems and instrumentation. In particular, advanced detector systems are needed to enable precise experimental measurements of the magnetization of polarized nuclei in noisy environments. This project will develop a novel magnetic detector system, based on ultrasensitive superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) sensors, that is sensitive to magnetic field gradients and discriminates against uniform magnetic fields and ambient noise sources. In Phase I, the initial designs of the superconducting quantum interference device detectors will be developed and the first prototypes will be fabricated. Suitable packaging for these detectors, which will not compromise intrinsic detector performance, will be designed. The prototype detectors will be characterized and the efficacy of the proposed electronic compensation scheme to improve noise rejection will be demonstrated. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: The advanced SQUID magnetic detectors, with novel electronic compensation to improve ambient noise rejection, should be attractive not only for nuclear physics research but also for such commercial biomedical imaging applications as magnetocardiography, which is receiving growing interest as a clinical tool to detect and diagnose heart disease.

Principal Investigator:

Robin Cantor
Dr.
5054246454
rcantor@starcryo.com

Business Contact:

Robin Cantor
Dr.
5054246454
rcantor@starcryo.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Star Cryoelectronics
25 Bisbee Ct. Suite A Santa Fe, NM 87508

EIN/Tax ID: 850460916
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No