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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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2013 / 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 2
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Establishment of Scientific and Industrial Base for Production of High Purity Precursor Materials for SrI2:Eu and CLYC
Agency: DHS
Contract: HSHQDC-13-C-00080
Award Amount: $998,063.14


Successful growth of novel halide scintillators SrI2:Eu and CLYC depends on a supply of highly pure precursor materials. CapeSym and SAFC have partnered to develop a thorough understanding of the factors that influence purity, and techniques to reduce these impurity levels in SrI2:Eu and CLYC precursors. Novel processing and crystal growth experiments at CapeSym, and materials characterization at SAFC-Hitech will be used to assess the impact of purification techniques. Technologies will be transferred to SAFC-Hitech for implementation into production processes. In parallel we will conduct market research and pricing analysis to better estimate volumes needed to meet DHS requirements. 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
(781) 775-9266

Business Contact:

Shariar 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