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DIAMOND-BASED PHOTOMULTIPLIERS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
21094
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
21094
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Technologies/Laboratories Intl
Advanced Technologies/Lab Intl 20010 Century Blvd, Ste 500 Germantown, MD 20874 0111
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: DIAMOND-BASED PHOTOMULTIPLIERS
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $75,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE UNIQUE PROPERTIES OF SSEMICONDUCTING DIAMOND MAY BE EXPLOITED TO CREATE A NOVEL, HIGH GAIN, LOW NOISE, STABLE, AND COMPACT PHOTOMULTIPLER (PMT). EXISTING PMTS ARE INADEQUATE FOR MANY APPLICATIONS WHERE SENSITIVITY AND GAIN MUST BE COMBINED WITH STABILITY AND REDUCED NOISE REQUIREMENTS. A NOVEL APPROACH TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPACT PHOTOMULTIPLIER IS PLANNED WHICH MEETS THESE REQUIREMENTS. THE USUAL PROPERTIES OF SEMICONDUCTING DIAMOND AND RECENT ADVANCES IN THE CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION OF NEGATIVE ELECTRON AFFINITY (NEA) DIAMOND WILL BE USED TO CREATE AN EXTREMELY STABLE AND STURDY ELECTRON MULTIPLIER (DYNODE). PHASE I WILL OPTIMIZE THE GROWTH OF NEA DIAMOND AND DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF SUCH A DEVICE BY FULLY INVESTIGATING THE MULTIPLICATIVE AND EMISSIVE PROPERTIES OF THE MATERIAL. PHASE II WILL EXTEND THE PHASE I PROJECT TO INCLUDE FABRICATION AND TESTING OF A PROTOTYPE PMT AND GAMMA RAY DETECTOR.

Principal Investigator:

Mr George R Brandes
2037941100

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Technology Materials
7 Commerce Dr Danbury, CT 06810

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