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Low-Stress Growth of Cesium Barium Iodide Scintillators

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
SBIR11-1-SBIR11.1-003-FP-006
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
SBIR11.1-003
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
CapeSym, Inc.
6 Huron Drive Suite 1B Natick, MA 01760-1325
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Low-Stress Growth of Cesium Barium Iodide Scintillators
Agency: DHS
Contract: HSHQDC-11-C-00109
Award Amount: $149,858.00
 

Abstract:

The recent discovery of Eu activated alkali-earth halide scintillators promises to revolutionize remote detection and identification of radioisotopes. This proposal addresses the development of methods for production of large-volume, high-quality CsBa2I5scintillators. High-quality, low-cost scintillators for detection of gamma-rays are needed for monitoring of nuclear non-proliferation and homeland security. The same scintillators can be used to significantly improve the performance and lower the cost of applications involving X-ray detection in nuclear medicine imaging and diagnostics , X-ray detectors for non-destructive testing, and environmental contamination monitoring. The work proposed here promises to result in production of scintillators for government and commercial applications with much higher performance and at much lower cost than currently available.

Principal Investigator:

Shariar Motakef
motakef@capesim.com

Business Contact:

Shariar Motakef
motakef@capesim.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

CapeSym, Inc.
6 Huron Drive Suite 1B Natick, MA 01760-1325

EIN/Tax ID: 043183792
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No