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Fast, Low Noise Photodetectors for Nuclear Physics

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
89873
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
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: 2008
Title: Fast, Low Noise Photodetectors for Nuclear Physics
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-08ER84988
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Current and next generation experiments in nuclear and particle physics require detectors with high signal-to-noise ratio, fast response, accurate energy information and high spatial resolution. This project will investigate a compact detector design that can be operated with very high gain. This detector should provide high signal-to-noise ratio, excellent timing, and position and energy resolution, and should be low cost. Phase I will demonstrate the feasibility of producing a solid-state high-gain photodetector. The high resolution detection of scintillation light will be demonstrated. Further optimization of the technology, including scale-up and implementation in nuclear physics applications, is planned for Phase II. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The new detectors should be very useful in fundamental studies conducted for nuclear and high energy physics and astronomy. In addition, these detectors would be useful in commercial applications such as medical imaging, non-destructive studies, and well-logging.

Principal Investigator:

Kanai Shah
Mr.
6176686800
KShah@RMDInc.com

Business Contact:

Gerald Entine
Dr.
6176686800
NMarshall@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