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COMPACT LOW-NOISE DIAMOND DYNODES

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Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
27318
Program Year/Program:
1996 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
27318
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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Minority-Owned: Yes
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Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1996
Title: COMPACT LOW-NOISE DIAMOND DYNODES
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $300,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE UNIQUE PROPERTIES OF SEMICONDUCTING DIAMOND MAY BE EXPLOITED TO CREATE NOVEL, COMPACT, LOW-NOISE PHOTON AND PARTICLE DETECTORS. PHOTOMULTIPLIER TUBES ARE THE DETECTOR OF CHOICE WHEN LIGHT LEVELS ARE LOW OR WHEN THE PROPER SIGNAL MUST BE EXTRACTED FROM A CLUTTERED BACKGROUND. CONTINUOUS DYNODES, KNOWN AS CHANNEL ELECTRON MULTIPLIERS, ARE WIDELY USED AS PARTICLE DETECTORS. INNOVATIVE CHANGES IN THESE DEVICES WOULD GREATLY ENHANCE THEIR UTILITY, SENSITIVITY, STABILITY, AND LIFETIME. RESEARCHERS ARE UTILIZING THE UNUSUAL PROPERTIES OF DIAMOND TO CREATE A HIGH GAIN, LOW-NOISE, COMPACT, STABLE, AND STURDY ELECTRON MULTIPLIER (DYNODE) CHAIN. RECENT ADVANCES IN CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION OF NEGATIVE ELECTRON AFFINITY (NEA) DIAMOND HAVE MADE THIS FEASIBLE. RESEARCHERS ARE OPTIMIZING THE GROWTH OF NEA DIAMOND FOR THIS APPLICATION AND FULLY INVESTIGATING THE MULTIPLICATIVE AND EMISSIVE PROPERTIES OF THE MATERIAL.

Principal Investigator:

George R Brandes
2037941100

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Advanced Technology Materials
7 Commerce Dr Danbury, CT 06810

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