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LARGE AREA HIGH RESOLUTION X-RAY DETECTOR FOR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
16623
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
16623
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt St. Watertown, MA 02472-4699
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: LARGE AREA HIGH RESOLUTION X-RAY DETECTOR FOR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE AVAILABILITY OF HIGH INTENSITY, SYNCHROTRON SOURCES TO PRODUCE HIGH FLUX, MONOCHROMATIC X-RAY BEAMS HAS RESULTED IN IMPORTANT ADVANCES IN MOLECULAR STRUCTURE DETERMINATION STUDIES INCLUDING THE DETERMINATION OF THE STRUCTURE OF LARGE, FRAGILE BIOLOGICAL MACROMOLECULES. ALTHOUGH THESE SOURCES REPRESENT A MAJOR ADVANCE IN TECHNOLOGY, AT PRESENT THERE ARE NO LARGE AREA DETECTORS WITH BOTH THE HIGH FLUX CAPABILITY AND GOOD SPATIAL RESOLUTION NECESSARY TO MAKE USE OF THE FULL POTENTIAL OF X-RAY DIFFRACTION MEASUREMENTS. TO ADDRESS THIS SITUATION, THE SPECIFIC AIM OF THE EFFORT IS TO DEVELOP THE TECHNOLOGY THAT WILL LEAD TO AN INNOVATIVE SOLID STATE, POSITION SENSITIVE X-RAY DETECTOR WHICH WILL HAVE THE PERFORMANCE NEEDED TO MORE FULLY UTILIZE THE POWER OF MODERN SYNCHROTRON SOURCES. WE WILL DEVELOP A LARGE AREA DETECTOR (POTENTIALLY METERS SQUARE) WITH 100MU M SPATIAL RESOLUTION, WIDE DYNAMIC RANGE AND HIGH X-RAY STOPPING POWER. THIS WILL BE A SIGNIFICANT BREAKTHROUGH IN THE STATE-OF-THE-ART AND WOULD BE A VALUABLE ASSET TO A VARIETY OF EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATIONS.

Principal Investigator:

Squillante, Michael R
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

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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