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A Novel Design for CZT Gamma Ray Spectrometers

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
61839
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
72619S03-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: 2003
Title: A Novel Design for CZT Gamma Ray Spectrometers
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-03ER83763
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

72619S03-I Gamma ray spectrometers are an important element of nuclear and elementary particle physics experiments. However, the performance of the detection systems used in these experiments is often limited by the properties of presently available detectors. This project will investigate a new design for cadmium zinc telluride (CZT) detectors that promises to provide high energy resolution and high detection efficiency at room temperature in a cost-effective manner. In Phase I, simulation studies will be conducted, and the new CZT detector design will be experimentally evaluated to demonstrate the feasibility of implementing the new detector design on large volume CZT detectors. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by awardee: Over and above its scientific use in nuclear, high energy, and space physics experiments, the new scintillator should be commercially applicable to medical imaging, NDE, geological exploration, industrial CT imaging, nuclear non-proliferation, and materials analysis.

Principal Investigator:

Michael R. Squillante
6179261167
msquillante@rmdinc.com

Business Contact:

Gerald Entine
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