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X-Ray Beam Monitoring with Thin PIN Diamond

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-SC0019659
Agency Tracking Number: 250454
Amount: $1,000,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 13a
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0002155
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-04-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2022-04-05
Small Business Information
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Principal Investigator
 Manpuneet Benipal
 (480) 287-2666
Business Contact
 Manpuneet Benipal
Phone: (480) 287-2666
Research Institution

This proposal is to develop a technology to address DoE’s need for transparent x- ray detectors for synchrotron beamlines facilities. The increasing number of users with different beam energy, flux, shape and size requirements mean that the beam needs adjustments between each use. Conventional beam monitoring technology based on toroidal mirrors is time consuming and reduces the user time and increases the lead time between experiments. Advent Diamond will solve problem with the advancement of transparent x-ray monitor that includes – diamond x-ray detectors with transparency of >90% for 5 keV beam and pixel size less than 50 m; compatible compact and advanced readout with the ability to measure wide range of 107 photons/s to 1016 photons/sec per pixels; and live data readout software. The proposed in-beam transparent (>90% for >5keV) x-ray beam monitor will allow users to measure beam intensity, position, and spatial distribution at the same time as using the beam. Our focus on simplicity of use saves user time, and our integrated resetting mechanism ensures stable calibration. Our ability to divert ~30% of beam power for high beam intensity (1014 - 1016) measurements enhances the dynamic range and reduces heating. In Phase II, Advent Diamond proposes to further develop the Phase I technology for compact

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