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Solid State Neutron Detector

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
32069
Program Year/Program:
1996 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
32069
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Applied Sciences, Inc.
141 W. Xenia Ave. PO Box 579 Cedarville, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1996
Title: Solid State Neutron Detector
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $59,800.00
 

Abstract:

Phase I proposes to demonstrate an easy-to-operate, inexpensive room temperature neutron detector based on boron-doped diamond. The detector would produce an immediate signal related to low-level neutron irradiation. The concept exploits the high neutron absorption cross section of B-10, which results in excellent sensitivity. The charge carriers generated in the diamond by a neutron absorption event are easily detected by a biased pair of very low-current electrodes, permitting an extremely simple detector. Phase I, will demonstrate this by manufacturing a small detector and demonstrating its effectiveness using a small neutron source.

Principal Investigator:

Elliot B. Kennel
5137662050

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Space Exploration Associates
P.O. Box 579 Cedarville, OH 45314

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