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NEW 2D SOLID STATE X-RAY DETECTOR FOR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
1496
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1496
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt Street Watertown, MA 02472-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: NEW 2D SOLID STATE X-RAY DETECTOR FOR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $255,000.00
 

Abstract:

TWO DIMENSIONAL X-RAY DETECTORS ARE FINDING INCREASING USE IN DIFFRACTION STUDIES OF BIOLOGICAL MACROMOLECULES, ESPECIALLY WITH THE ADVENT OF HIGH INTENSITY X-RAY SOURCES AND COMPUTER AIDED ANALYSIS SYSTEMS. CURRENTLY AVAILABLE DETECTORS ALL SUFFER FROM PERFORMANCE LIMITATIONS, MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS AND/OR EXORBITANT COSTS. THE PROPOSED RESEARCH IS AIMED AT THE DEVELOPMENT OF A LARGE AREA SINGLE CRYSTAL DETECTOR WITH EXCELLENT QUANTUM EFFICIENCY, NO IMAGE DISTORTION AND HIGH MAXIMUM DATA RATES. THE TECHNOLOGY TO BE USED IS BASED ON THE LARGE AREA SILICON AVALANCHE PHOTO DIODE DEVELOPED AT RADIATION MONITORING DEVICES INC. FOR NUCLEAR COUNTING APPLICATIONS AND SHOULD RESULT IN A RELIABLE DETECTOR WITH REASONABLE COSTS. PHASE I RESEARCH WILL BE DIRECTED AT INVESTIGATING THE FEASIBILITY OF SPATIALLY RESOLVED CHARGE COLLECTION FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE DEVICE AND AT OPTIMIZING THE QUANTUM EFFICIENCY IN THE X-RAY REGION. DURING PHASE II WE HOPE TO USE THESE TECHNIQUES TO DEVELOP A LARGE AREA ARRAY DETECTOR FOR EVENTUAL PRODUCTION AND SALE TO THE MOLECULAR BIOLOGY RESEARCH COMMUNITY.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. M. Squillante
Director
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Radiation Monitoring Devices
44 Hunt Street Watertown, MA 02172

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