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AN INP SEMICONDUCTOR NEUTRINO DETECTOR

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
2494
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2494
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 02472-4699
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: AN INP SEMICONDUCTOR NEUTRINO DETECTOR
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE SOLAR NEUTRINO PROBLEM IS ONE OF THE LONGEST- STANDING UNRESOLVED PROBLEMS IN THE UNDERSTANDING OF THE ENERGY-PRODUCING PROCESSES IN THE SUN. THE OBSERVED FLUX OF NEUTRINOS IS ABOUT ONE-FOURTH OF THAT PREDICTED BY CAREFUL CALCULATIONS OF SOLAR-FUSION REACTIONS. THE POSSIBILITY OS RESOLVING THIS ISSUE WILL BE STUDIED BY THE USE OF NOVEL NEUTRINO DETECTOR USING INDIUM PHOSPHIDE DETECTORS. IN PHASE I A SERIES OF EXPERIMENTS ON INP CRYSTALS AND A DETAILED STUDY OF THE DESIGN OF THE EVENTUAL DETECTOR WILL BE CARRIED OUT TO EVALUATE THE POTENTIAL SUCCESS OF THIS SCHEME. INP IS A III-V SEMICONDUCTOR THAT HAS RECENTLY FOUND EXTENSIVE USES IN ELECTROLUMINESCENT DEVICES AND, AS A RESULT, IS COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE. THE EVENTUAL DETECTOR WOULD BE ABOUT ONE CUBIC METER IN SIZE, MUCH SMALLER THAN ANY PREVIOUS NEUTRINO DETECTOR, AND WOULD HAVE THE SIGNIFICANT ADVANTAGES OF A LOWER NEUTRINO ENERGY THRESHOLD COMBINED WITH A SPECTROSCOPIC CAPABILITY.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Gerald Entine
Principal Investigator
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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: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No