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Development of Large Size and Low Cost Cadmium Zinc Telluride Single Crystals…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
55004
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
60972S00-II
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Yinnel Tech, Inc.
3702 W. Sample Street Suite 1109 South Bend, IN 46619
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Development of Large Size and Low Cost Cadmium Zinc Telluride Single Crystals for Improved Room Temperature Radiation Detectors used for National Security
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-00ER83129
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

60972 Cadmium Zinc Telluride (CdZnTe) is an important material for detectors used for national security. However, the production of CdZnTe, dominated by the High Pressure Bridgman technique for a decade, has suffered from low-yields (1-4%) and small device sizes (1-3 cm3). This project will develop an alternative Modified Vertical Bridgman, CdZnTe crystal growth technique with higher yield and larger-sizes, leading to higher volume detectors which are not available today. In Phase I, 50 cm3 large-size single CdZnTe crystals were produced with a high yield of over 50%. The crystals demonstrated an unprecedented mobility-lifetime product for electrons without compromising bulk resistivity. The pixellated and co-planar grid detectors performed with excellent energy resolutions. In Phase-II, a 3¿ diameter growth technique will be developed. Commercial Applications and Other Benefit as described by the awardee: These large-size single crystals, coupled with higher yields of CdZnTe single crystals should lower costs and further improve detector performances, especially for high-resolution room temperature radiation detectors with low-cost for national security and nuclear medicine

Principal Investigator:

Longxia Li
President
2192343488
yinnel@skyenet.net

Business Contact:

Longxia Li
President
2192343488
yinnel@skyenet.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

Yinnel Tech, Inc.
3702 W. Sample Street Suite 1109 South Bend, IN 46619

EIN/Tax ID: 352019431
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No