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Beam Position, Timing and Flux Monitors

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Department of Energy
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Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
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Solicitation Topic Code:
09 a
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Small Business Information
Sydor Instruments, LLC
291 Millstead Way Rochester, NY 14624-5101
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Beam Position, Timing and Flux Monitors
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-12ER90265
Award Amount: $150,000.00


Modern Synchrotrons are capable of significant per pulse x-ray flux, and time resolved pulse- probe experiments have become feasible. These experiments provide unique demands on x-ray monitors, as the beam position, flux and arrival time all potentially need to be recorded for each x-ray pulse. Further, monitoring of white x-ray beam position and flux upstream of beamline optics is desirable as a diagnostic of the electron source and insertion device alignment. Sydor Instruments, in collaboration with Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) will advance a novel diamond-based transmission beam monitor for synchrotron beamlines. Scientists at BNL have developed prototype diamond detectors that demonstrate performance suitable for commercial products. The proposed Phase I program will focus on the commercial engineering of the diamond detector to produce beamline diagnostics supporting a variety of applications, for both white and monochromatic beams. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: The anticipated benefit from this program will be two-fold. First it will provide a commercial beam monitors with functionality not available today that being an x-ray beam monitor robust enough to accommodate the flux of white beams from synchrotron beamlines, while also retaining the sensitivity to observe monochromatic beams on a per pulse basis. Secondly, it will enable closed loop beam diagnostics to aid in the troubleshooting and optimization of current and future beamlines throughout Synchrotron radiation community.

Principal Investigator:

Yoram Fisher
585 278-1168

Business Contact:

Mark Katafiaz
585 278-1168
Small Business Information at Submission:

Sydor Instruments, LLC
291 Millstead Way Rochester, NY 14624-5101

EIN/Tax ID: 201061792
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No