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New N+ Contact for Germanium Strip Detectors

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
61835
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
72157S03-I
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-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: New N+ Contact for Germanium Strip Detectors
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-03ER83758
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

72157S03-I Germanium strip detectors are very promising for X-ray and ?-ray imaging with high resolution. However, existing n+ lithium electrodes prevent the full potential of high purity germanium (HPGe) strip detectors from being exploited in nuclear physics experiments as well as in many other applications. This project will investigate a new approach, using new semiconductor processing techniques, for the fabrication of n+ electrodes on HPGe crystals. The approach would be suitable for the fabrication of conventional HPGe designs as well as strip detectors. Phase I will demonstrate the feasibility of producing the HPGe strip detector using the new n+ contacts. Also, the high resolution detection of X-rays with the new detector will be demonstrated. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by awardee: The proposed detectors would be very useful in nuclear and particle physics research. Additional applications include X-ray astronomy, synchrotron studies, medical imaging, nuclear non-proliferation, and non-destructive studies.

Principal Investigator:

Kanai S. Shah
6179261167
kshah@rmdinc.com

Business Contact:

Gerald Entine
6179261167
gentine@rmdince.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