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Defect Engineering of TlBr for Room Temperature Radiation Detection

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
DNDOSBIR12-04-FP-001-CAPE
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
12.1-004
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: 2012
Title: Defect Engineering of TlBr for Room Temperature Radiation Detection
Agency: DHS
Contract: HSHQDC-12-C-00099
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

TlBr is a promising gamma radiation semiconductor detector material primarily due to its high Z component and high density. TlBr detectors, however, suffer from polarization at room temperature and degrade rapidly under applied bias. Polarization is associated with ionic conductivity in this material. This proposal is focused on controlling the point, chemical, and crystalline defects in TlBr to minimize ionic conduction, and thereby enable operation of this promising detector at room temperature.

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: 043187392
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No