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High Performance Neutron Detector

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
89866
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-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: High Performance Neutron Detector
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-08ER84999
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

Abstract:

With the increase in the number of new neutron sources, stationary as well as portable, there has been growing utilization of neutrons in materials science and other fields. However, available neutron detectors are not able to extract the full potential of the new neutron sources being built. This project will investigate a new class of bright, fast scintillation materials that provide excellent efficiency and fast response, and can be manufactured using a low cost fabrication process. The approach involves creating crystalline layers of new scintillators, which will be used to build high efficiency detector modules that can provide high spatial resolution. Phase I will demonstrate the feasibility of producing high performance crystalline layers of new scintillators. Full detector modules will be built and evaluated in Phase II. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: Over and above the application to neutron detection and imaging, the new scintillators should be commercially applicable to non-destructive evaluation, medical instrumentation, oil exploration, and materials analysis. They will also be useful in particle and space physics experiments.

Principal Investigator:

Jaroslaw Glodo
Dr.
6176686800
JGlodo@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: 042546395
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No