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A Liquid-Desiccant Heating/Cooling System Powered by Solar Energy

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
52013
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
65573S01-I
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: A Liquid-Desiccant Heating/Cooling System Powered by Solar Energy
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-01ER83271
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

65573 The use of neutrons for materials characterization is growing. As more powerful neutron sources become available, corresponding advances in neutron detectors will be required. However, advances in neutron detectors have come slowly, compared to other types of detectors (x-rays, charged particles), because of weaknesses in the detecting gas medium. This project will develop pyrolitic boron nitride as a neutron sensitive semiconductor material, which would allow the resulting neutron detector to provide many of the versatile qualities that silicon, germanium, and cadmium zinc telluride offer to other types of detectors. In Phase I, devices will be fabricated with the new material, and electrical and radiation testing will be undertaken to evaluate electrical properties needed for successful operation. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee : The proposed neutron detectors would be far smaller than the large detectors currently used and should find use in reactor facilities, geophysical gauging and mapping, and radiation health science.

Principal Investigator:

Paul Bennett
Senior Scientist
6179261167
pbennett@rmdinc.com

Business Contact:

Gerald Entine
President
6189261167
Gentine@RMDInc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt Street Watertown, MA 02472

EIN/Tax ID: 042446395
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No