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Fast, Photon Counting Detector Arrays with Internal Gain

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
94622
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
90086
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: 2009
Title: Fast, Photon Counting Detector Arrays with Internal Gain
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-09ER85393
Award Amount: $99,995.00
 

Abstract:

Third generation x-ray synchrotron facilities, such as Argonne National Laboratory┬┐s Advanced Photon Source, create high-brilliance x-ray beams that are focused to small spot sizes on a wide variety of materials and biological samples. The efficient use of these expensive facilities requires that the beam lines have fast, sensitive, low-noise x-ray detectors. However, commercially available x-ray detectors cannot satisfy all of the requirements of this demanding application. Therefore, this project will investigate the use silicon-based x-ray detector arrays for synchrotron beam line studies. These detector arrays will have internal gain for very fast response and nanosecond-scale timing resolution. The very high count-rate that can be achieved with such detectors would be very beneficial for X-ray studies conducted at synchrotron beam lines. Phase I will demonstrate the feasibility of producing X-ray detector arrays with fast response (~1-2 ns) and excellent signal-to-noise ratio. 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 beam lines. Additional applications include nuclear and particle physics, astronomy, health physics, medical imaging, nuclear non-proliferation, and nondestructive studies.

Principal Investigator:

Richard Farrell
Mr.
6176686800
RFarrell@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