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Advanced nanocomposite scintillator for gamma radiation detection

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Award ID:
86243
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
T081-005-0062
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AGILTRON, INC.
15 Presidential WAy WOBURN, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Advanced nanocomposite scintillator for gamma radiation detection
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Contract: HDTRA1-08-P-0034
Award Amount: $99,951.00
 

Abstract:

Until now gamma radiation detection has required large single crystals of sensitive materials that are difficult to produce consistently on an industrial scale. In collaboration with a research group at the University of Texas at Arlington, Agiltron proposes to develop a new class of nanocomposite scintillator materials. The radiation detection characteristics of the synthetic nanoparticles in the nanocomposite are superior to those of available single crystal scintillators, offering 10 to 20 times higher detection efficiency, improved energy resolution, and response times of a few nanoseconds. The proposed nanocomposite intrinsically eliminates light scattering by big nanocrystals, yielding excellent transparency for large volumes, and is scalable, low-cost, and robust in harsh environments. Phase I demonstrates the feasibility of the approach; Phase II will demonstrate a complete scintinallator instrument.

Principal Investigator:

King Wang
VP of Material Technologies
7819351200
kwang@agiltron.com

Business Contact:

Lisa Lamenzo
Contract Administrator
7819351200
LLamenzo@agiltron.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AGILTRON CORP.
15 Cabot Road Woburn, MA 01801

EIN/Tax ID: 043539587
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No