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New, Bright, High Resolution Scintillators

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
81175
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
80613S06-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: 2006
Title: New, Bright, High Resolution Scintillators
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-06ER84640
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, such as nuclear weapons, is a serious threat in the world today. Although gamma-ray detectors are an important component of systems used to prevent nuclear proliferation, the performance of such systems is currently limited by the characteristics of available gamma-ray sensors. This project will investigate a new class of scintillators that have the potential to provide very high light output, fast response, high efficiency, and excellent energy resolution ¿ qualities that can provide high performance gamma-ray sensors for nuclear non-proliferation. In Phase I, a systematic imvestigation of the new class of scintillators will be performed. Specifically, single crystals of the proposed scintillators will be grown, their scintillation performance will be evaluated, and their energy resolution will be measured. Compositions that appear promising for further optimization in Phase II will be identified. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: Over and above the scientific use in nuclear non-proliferation, the new scintillators should be commercially applicable to nuclear, high energy, and space physics experiments; medical imaging; homeland defense; geological exploration; industrial imaging; X-ray instrumentation; and materials analysis

Principal Investigator:

Kanai S. Shah
Mr.
6176686855
KShah@rmdinc.com

Business Contact:

Gerald Entine
Dr.
6176686800
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:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No