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High Performance X-Ray Detectors

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
84215
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
82772
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 02472-4699
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: High Performance X-Ray Detectors
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-07ER84886
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

X-ray detector arrays with high energy resolution, high sensitivity and high count-rate performance are required for synchrotron beamline studies. However, in many studies conducted with synchrotron beamlines, the characteristics of available X-ray detectors limit the overall system performance. This project will investigate a novel low-capacitance design for high purity silicon detector arrays that offers high energy resolution, high efficiency, and high count-rate operation, as well as relatively easy fabrication. Phase I demonstrated the feasibility of X-ray detection by producing a high-resolution, high-purity silicon detector array with low capacitance. Phase II will advance the technology by optimizing the detector design, constructing a larger format array, performing a detailed evaluation of the detector, and investigating the performance of a fully functional detector array system at a synchrotron beamline.Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: The proposed detectors should be very useful in X-ray detection studies conducted at synchrotron beamlines. Additional applications include nuclear and particle physics, astronomy, health physics, nuclear non-proliferation, and non-destructive studies.

Principal Investigator:

Gerald Entine
Mr
6176686801
GENTINE@RMDINC.COM

Business Contact:

Gerald Entine
Dr
6176686801
GENTINE@RMDINC.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt Street Watertown, MA 02472

EIN/Tax ID: 042546395
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No