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High Resolution Gamma Ray Spectrometer for Nuclear Non-Proliferation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
57083
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
70062S02-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: 2002
Title: High Resolution Gamma Ray Spectrometer for Nuclear Non-Proliferation
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-02ER83446
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

70062 Gamma ray spectrometers are an important tool for checking the proliferation of the nuclear weapons. The requirements for the ?-ray spectrometers used in this application include good energy resolution, high detection efficiency, compact size, light weight, portability, and low power requirements. None of the available spectrometers satisfy all these requirements. This project will investigate a new scintillator, which appears to be very promising for nuclear non-proliferation studies in view of its excellent energy resolution. Large crystals of the new scintillator will be grown and their ?-ray energy resolution will be examined. Phase I will demonstrate the feasibility of applying the new scintillation material towards nuclear non-proliferation monitoring. Large crystals of the proposed scintillator will be grown and their energy resolution and scintillation properties will be evaluated. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: In addition to its use in nuclear non-proliferation monitoring, the new scintillator should be applicable to nuclear, high energy, and space physics experiments, medical imaging, nondestructive evaluation, geological exploration, industrial CT imaging, X-ray instrumentation, and material analysis.

Principal Investigator:

Kanai S. Shah
6179261167
kshah@rmdinc.com

Business Contact:

Gerald Entine
70062
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