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Bright, Fast Scintillator for Nuclear Studies

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
80466
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
81000S06-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 -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Bright, Fast Scintillator for Nuclear Studies
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-06ER84504
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Scintillation spectrometers, which consist of inorganic scintillation crystals coupled to photomultiplier tubes, are an important element of nuclear and elementary particle physics experiments. The performance of the detection systems used in these experiments is often limited by the properties of scintillators available at present. Therefore, this project will investigate a new scintillator that promises high light output, fast response, high efficiency, and excellent energy resolution. Phase I will demonstrate the feasibility of applying the new scintillation material towards gamma ray spectroscopy. Single crystals of the proposed scintillator will be grown and their scintillation performance will be evaluated. Charged particle detection studies also will be carried out. Commercial Applications And Other Benefits as described by the Applicant: Over and above the scientific use in nuclear, high energy, and space physics experiments, the new scintillator should be commercially applicable to 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
Mr.
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