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Neutron Compound Refractive Prisms

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
84033
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
83191
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Adelphi Technology, Inc.
2003 East Bayshore Rd. Redwood City, CA 94063-4121
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Neutron Compound Refractive Prisms
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-07ER84873
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

The accurate detection of neutrons can make invaluable contributions to the physical, chemical, and biological sciences, and the DoE operates neutron user facilities to support these endeavors. The utility of prisms for neutron detection has long been established, but a single neutron prism has never been able to provide sufficient deflection for practical applications. This project will design and produce compound refractive prisms that more effectively deflect and spatially separate neutrons according to their wavelength. Unlike a single prism, a compound prism is a row of N prisms that combine to produce an N-fold increase in the refraction of neutrons. Phase I involved the design and construction of material and magnetic compound prisms, and demonstrated that they can be an optimum tool for neutron detection. Further, the magnetic prisms tested in Phase I polarized the neutron beams, thus creating an additional tool for analysis. Phase II will include the construction of material compound prisms from more complex yet higher performance materials such as MgF2 and Teflon. A number of systems will be designed and constructed based upon the prism technology; these systems include monochromators, spectrometers and stress analysis tools. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: The prism-based tools should have application to materials research and development as well as to nondestructive testing. Specific applications include the measurement of magnetic films for information storage, crystallography and proteomics, stress analysis for metallurgy, and kinematic studies of boundary layers in materials.

Principal Investigator:

Jay T. Cremer
Dr
6505989800
ted@adelphitech.com

Business Contact:

Melvin A. Piestrup
Dr
6505989800
melpie@adelphitech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Adelphi Technology Inc.
981-B Industrial Road San Carlos, CA 94070

EIN/Tax ID: 770127459
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No