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Development of a Real Time Crystallography Detector

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Department of Health and Human Services
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1997 / SBIR
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Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc.
135 E. Ortega Street Santa Barbara, CA -
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Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1997
Title: Development of a Real Time Crystallography Detector
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1 R43 MH53687-01,
Award Amount: $749,960.00


Protein and virus crystallography imposes stringent requirements on detectors, particularly at highsynchrotron sources. This application describes a very advanced detector that can be used for both hsynchrotron x-ray-source protein crystallography and for dynamic laue diffraction studies. The detecReal-time Crystallography Detector (RCD). The RCD is a room-temperature, real-time, large-area, highresolution, high-speed, infinite-dynamic-range detector with a near-one Detective Quantum Efficiencyvery low diffraction peaks. The RCD is based upon advanced custom-designed Focal Plane Array (FPA) tis a very simple modular construction with no cooling requirements. It is a quantum-leap advance ovecrystallography detectors. The main focus of this study is to develop a detailed design of the RCD iwith our Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory (SSRL) collaborator and then to experimentally vecritical features of the design, the unit-cell area and electronic function of the unit-cell read-ouand one optional task will accomplish these goals. In Phase II the verified Phase I design parameterfabricate and test a full-scale detector. One of the Phase II test will be an x-ray crystallography

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Roger Stettner

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Advanced Scientific Concepts,
2020 Alameda Padre Serra Suite Santa Barbara, CA 93103

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