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Expanding Access to Electronic Property Modeling in Scintillator Crystal Growth and Development

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-SC0018525
Agency Tracking Number: 0000234357
Amount: $224,969.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: 03a
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0001770
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-04-09
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-01-08
Small Business Information
44 Hunt Street
Watertown, MA 02472-4699
United States
DUNS: 073804411
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Paul Bennett
 (617) 668-6801
 pbennett@rmdinc.com
Business Contact
 Sarah Bonfanti
Phone: (617) 668-6817
Email: sbonfanti@rmdinc.com
Research Institution
 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
 Andrew Canning
 
1 Cyclotron Road
Berkeley, CA 94720-8047
United States

 (501) 486-6824
 Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)
Abstract

The development of radiation detection materials would benefit with greater access to computational models that relate physical traits seen in manufacture with complex energy transitions occurring in the material that control operating performance. However, the HPC requirements behind these models remain beyond the reach of most businesses involved in this small yet vital field impacting National security. RMD is proposing to migrate HPC codes having value in detector development to more accessible platforms, such that manufacturers might avail their capabilities and speed development. The time consuming aspects of crystal growth dominate aspects of this field, limiting the number of materials evaluated and experimental permutations. The program goal is to make computational modeling a more integral part of this process, by reducing computational complexity and moving to more economical and accessible platforms.

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