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Low Noise, High Rate X-Ray Spectrometer for Synchrotron Applications

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
98772
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
09 a
Solicitation Number:
DE-FOA-0000577
Small Business Information
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt Street Watertown, MA 02472-4699
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Low Noise, High Rate X-Ray Spectrometer for Synchrotron Applications
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-12ER90264
Award Amount: $149,999.00
 

Abstract:

X-ray detector arrays with high energy resolution, high sensitivity and high count- rate performance are required for synchrotron beam-line studies. In many studies conducted with synchrotron beam-lines, the characteristics of available X-ray detectors limit the overall system performance. The proposed project aims to investigate a novel low capacitance design for silicon detector arrays that offers high energy resolution, high efficiency, high count-rate operation as well as relatively easy fabrication. This should be very beneficial for X-ray studies conducted at synchrotron beam-lines. The Phase I project will aim to demonstrate the feasibility of producing high resolution, high purity silicon detector arrays with low capacitance. Demonstration of high resolution detection of X-rays with the new detectors is planned in the Phase I project. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: The proposed detectors will be very useful in X-ray detection studies conducted at synchrotron beam-lines. Additional applications include nuclear and particle physics, astronomy, health physics, nuclear non-proliferation, and non-destructive studies.

Principal Investigator:

Leonard Cirignano
Mr.
617-668-6801
LCirignano@RMDInc.com

Business Contact:

Gerald Entine
Dr.
617-668-6801
NMarshall@RMDINC.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt Street Watertown, MA -

EIN/Tax ID: 042546395
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No