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COLD CATHODES FOR ELECTRON SPECTROSCOPY

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
27338
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
27338
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: 1994
Title: COLD CATHODES FOR ELECTRON SPECTROSCOPY
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $65,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE DEVELOPMENT OF COLD ELECTRON EMITTER TECHNOLOGY HAS THE POTENTIAL FOR BROADLY IMPACTING THE RAPIDLY GROWING AREA OF ELECTRON SPECTROSCOPY. COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE INSTRUMENTATION SUCH AS AUGER SPECTROMETERS TYPICALLY EMPLOY THERMIONIC ELECTRON SOURCES WHICH RESTRICT THEIR SCOPE OF USE THROUGH FILAMENT HEATING EFFECTS AND THERMAL CRACKING OF GASES ON FILAMENTS. THESE INSTRUMENTS ARE NOT CAPABLE OF PERFORMING TIME RESOLVED PHENOMENA ON THE SUBSECOND LEVEL. THE DEVELOPMENT OF A ROBUST COLD EMITTER CAPABLE OF HIGH FREQUENCY PULSED OPERATION WOULD NO ONLY SOLVE THESE PROBLEMS BUT, MORE IMPORTANTLY, IT WOULD ENABLE A REVOLUTIONARY NEW DEVELOPMENT IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF EXTREMELY HIGH-SPEED, HIGH-SENSITIVITY ELECTRON SPECTROSCOPIC INSTRUMENTATION EMPLOYING FAST FOURIER TRANSFORM (FFT) TIME OF FLIGHT MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES. RESEARCHERS ARE DETERMINING THE FEASIBILITY OF FABRICATING A COLD CATHODE ELECTRON SOURCE USING A NOVEL DIAMOND JUNCTION-BASED EMITTER.

Principal Investigator:

Charles Beetz
2037941100

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Technology Materials
7 Commerce Dr Danbury, CT 06810

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Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No