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SBIR Phase I: Advanced Detectors for X-ray Diagnosis

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National Science Foundation
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2003 / SBIR
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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: SBIR Phase I: Advanced Detectors for X-ray Diagnosis
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0319630
Award Amount: $100,000.00


This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I Project will investigate a novel low capacitance design of high purity silicon detectors that offer high-energy resolution, high efficiency, high count-rate operation and straightforward fabrication. By maintaining a low capacitance, the new detectors can reach greater volumes than previously achievable with standard Si (Li) detectors. The research plan requires a combination of device modeling, prototype fabrication and extensive testing, with a goal of producing the largest high purity silicon detectors to date. Collaboration with a manufacturer on this project will bring great expediency to the work plan and provide an immediate pathway to commercialization. The detectors will find great use in a multitude of settings - industrial and academic research labs, portable instrumentation, and large-scale scientific research. Given the many diverse areas that employ x-ray characterization, the detectors will be found in fields such as materials analysis, astronomy, medicine, structural biology, nuclear physics and environmental monitoring.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Squillante

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Radiation Monitoring Devices Inc
44 Hunt Street Watertown, MA 02472

Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No