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Multi-Modality Nuclear Spectroscopy

Award Information

Department of Energy
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
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Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
35 a
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Small Business Information
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt St. Watertown, MA 02472-4699
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Multi-Modality Nuclear Spectroscopy
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-12ER90348
Award Amount: $150,000.00


Current radiation detectors used in nuclear physics are typically capable of detecting only one type of radiation well. Therefore, the systems in use require a number of individual detectors for each type of radiation. Furthermore, fast neutron spectroscopy is often very challenging. The research proposed here will allow development of nuclear detectors that provide neutron and gamma ray spectroscopy with high energy resolution and linearity. The goal of the proposed effort is to develop a single detector capable of detecting multiple modes of radiation (gamma & amp; neutron) with spectroscopic capabilities. The Phase I project will be aimed at demonstrating the feasibility of detecting multiple modes of radiation with a single scintillation detector. The particular focus of the Phase I research will be on investigation and optimization of fast neutron detection. Commercial and Scientific Potential: A system capable of detection multiple modes of radiation will easily find use in nuclear physics experiments. Moreover, fields such as homeland security, health physics, and material sciences will benefit from this system.

Principal Investigator:

Edgar van Loef

Business Contact:

Gerald Entine
Small Business Information at Submission:

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

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