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High Quantum Efficiency Fast Detectors for the Readout of Scintillators for…

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Department of Homeland Security
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2006 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Agiltron Corporation
15 Presidential Way Woburn, MA 01801-1040
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: High Quantum Efficiency Fast Detectors for the Readout of Scintillators for Gamma Ray Detection
Agency: DHS
Contract: HSHQDC-07-C-00045
Award Amount: $150,000.00


Agiltron proposes to demonstrate a breakthrough detector for readout of scintillators for gamma ray detection that overcomes the quantum efficiency and high voltage limits of current PMTs and APDs. It holds the promise to improve the current scintillator detector resolution by at least 30 percent without the need for a high voltage power supply, and can be fabricated at a low cost. This new photomultiplier detector possesses many unique attractive properties that do not exist in any existing readouts for nuclear radiation detectors, such as PMTs, APDs. The Phase I work will demonstrate a detector element with high quantum efficiency, high gain at ultra low bias voltage, and, integrated with the scintillator crystal, the spectral resolution for gamma ray detection. A fully functional device will be developed in Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Jack Salerno
(781) 935-1200

Business Contact:

Sharon Tan
Accounting Manager
(781) 935-1200
Small Business Information at Submission:

15 Cabot Road Woburn, MA 01801-1003

EIN/Tax ID: 043539587
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of California, San Diego
Department of Electrical and Computer En
9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code 0407
La Jolla, CA 92093
Contact: Yuhwa Lo
Contact Phone: (858) 822-3429
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university