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5V, High Gain, High Sensitivity Photomultiplier Detector

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-07ER86297
Agency Tracking Number: 82888
Amount: $99,952.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: 26 a
Solicitation Number: DE-PS02-06ER06-30
Solicitation Year: 2007
Award Year: 2007
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
15 Cabot Road
Woburn, MA 01801
United States
DUNS: 484164400
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jack Salerno
 (781) 935-1200
Business Contact
 Geoffrey Burnham
Title: Dr
Phone: (781) 935-1200
Email: Gburnham@agiltron.coms
Research Institution
 University of California - San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
United States

 (858) 822-3429
 Nonprofit College or University

This project will demonstrate a breakthrough detector for the readout of scintillators used for gamma ray detection in Nuclear Physics experiments. The new detector: (1) will overcome the quantum efficiency and high voltage limits of current photomultipliers (PMTs) and Avalanche Photodiodes (APDs); (2) will offer the possibility of improving scintillator detector resolution at least by a factor of 30 percent, without the need for a high voltage power supply, and (3) can be fabricated at a low cost. The detector will possess many unique attractive properties that do not exist in any existing readouts for nuclear radiation detectors, such as PMTs, APDs. Phase I will demonstrate a detector element with high quantum efficiency and high gain at ultra low bias voltage. A fully functional detector will be developed in Phase II. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The detector technology should have commercial applications in nuclear radiation detection for nuclear physics, high energy physics, homeland security, medical imaging, optical communication, and environmental monitoring.

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