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Establishment of Scientific and Industrial Base for Production of High Purity…

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Department of Homeland Security
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2012 / SBIR
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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: 2012
Title: Establishment of Scientific and Industrial Base for Production of High Purity Precursor Materials for SrI2:Eu and CLYC
Agency: DHS
Contract: HSHQDC-12-C-00093
Award Amount: $150,000.00


Successful growth of novel halide scintillators SrI2:Eu and CLYC depends on a supply of highly pure precursor materials. CapeSym and SAFC will partner to provide holistic analysis of the nature of precursor impurities and their impact on scintillator performance. We will characterize light and heavy impurities, purify the material through novel techniques, and re-test outputs. In parallel we will conduct pricing analysis to estimate the volumes required to reach various cost targets. In this way we will begin to measure and correlate the relationship between impurities, scintillator yield, and processing costs. Anticipated benefits include:  increased understanding of binary-halide contamination issues  improved precursor processing techniques  improved scintillator performance  a roadmap for attaining precursor cost reduction

Principal Investigator:

Stacy Swider

Business Contact:

Sharir Motakef
Small Business Information at Submission:

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

EIN/Tax ID: 043187392
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No