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A Novel Position Sensitive Detector for Nuclear Radiation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
56815
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
65526S01-II
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: 2002
Title: A Novel Position Sensitive Detector for Nuclear Radiation
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-01ER83269
Award Amount: $0.00
 

Abstract:

65526 Current and next generation experiments in nuclear and particle physics require detectors with high spatial resolution, fast response, and accurate energy information. However, in many nuclear physics experiments, the existing detector technology is the limiting factor. This project will develop a position-sensitive silicon avalanche photodiode that can be produced in large area at low cost and has excellent position, timing, and energy resolution. In Phase I, position-sensitive avalanche photodiodes were fabricated in two designs. These devices showed very high position and timing resolution, along with good energy resolution. Based on the results, the feasibility of the proposed approach was adequately demonstrated. During Phase II, large area, position-sensitive avalanche photodiodes will be produced and evaluated to assess their performance for nuclear physics studies as well as other applications. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: In addition to uses in nuclear physics studies, the new detectors should be applicable to medical imaging, NDE geological exploration, industrial CT imaging, X-ray instrumentation, space physics, and materials analysis.

Principal Investigator:

Kanai S. Shah
6179261167
KShah@RMDInc.com

Business Contact:

Gerald Entine
65526
6179261167
GEntine@RMDInc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

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

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