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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY20 is not expected to be complete until September, 2021.

  1. ICME Development of a Cold Spray Enabled Corrosion Resistant Bimetallic Structure for Nuclear Reactors

    SBC: QUESTEK INNOVATIONS LLC            Topic: 22a

    The bimetallic structure concept consisting of a corrosion resistant surface layer joined on top of an ASME code-approved substrate becomes a promising solution to address the corrosion issue of ASME substrate materials in molten salt environment. Specifically, refractory materials such as molybdenum, tungsten, and alloys containing them are found to be most resistant in molten salt environment an ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  2. CMOS Integrated With Float Zone Pixel Sensor

    SBC: Nhanced Semiconductors, Inc.            Topic: 32c

    Silicon-based sensors are central to particle physics experiments and particle tracking detectors. Users now demand smaller mass, higher data rate, smaller pixels, and sophisticated front-end processing. Low Energy Physics also requires good single point detection in an environment strongly limited by multiple coulomb scattering. New technologies must reduce cost and maintain a low power budget wh ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  3. Development of a High-Channel-Count, High Frame Rate, Spectroscopic Imager

    SBC: RAYONIX, LLC            Topic: 21b

    X-ray spectroscopy techniques inform a vast array of science and engineering disciplines, since they can be used to make very high resolution maps of the elements contained in a sample, or the chemical reactive state of a sample’s surface. One can see the metals or contaminants in a soil sample, verify the coating on a pharmaceutical pill, or even read an ancient text too fragile to open. Synchr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  4. Development and Commercialization of an Integrating, Gain-Autoranging Hybrid Pixel X-ray Detector

    SBC: RAYONIX, LLC            Topic: 21a

    In recent years, powerful X-ray light source facilities such as synchrotrons and free electron lasers have been developed for studying the structure of matter down to the atomic scale, and to create “molecular movies” of chemical reaction on time scales of picoseconds down to femtoseconds. To push the knowledge frontier across the many branches of science informed by these techniques, these fa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  5. Large-Area Visible and UV Metal-Oxide Avalanche Photodiodes for Cherenkov Detectors

    SBC: Qrona Technologies LLC            Topic: 34a

    For many decades photomultiplier tubes PMTs) have been the main technology for sensitive and low noise detection of photons in many high energy physics experiments. However, compared to solid-state photodetectors, PMTs are bulky, fragile, and need to be shielded from high magnetic fields and high pressures, which severely limit their application for future DOE projects. Hence, there is a need for ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  6. Ultra-Clean Graphene Coating for Robust Operation of High Brightness Photocathodes

    SBC: Qrona Technologies LLC            Topic: 09b

    The next generation of free electron lasers FELs) and the small-scale electrons accelerators designed to perform ultra-fast microscopy and diffraction experiment rely on the production of new electron guns with ultrahigh brightness cathodes. High-efficiency semiconductor e.g., GaN-based) photocathodes have been studied for this application, and there have been some advances in reducing the mean tr ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  7. Large Diffraction-Grade Single Crystal Diamond for Applications at New Generation Synchrotron and FEL X-ray Sources

    SBC: J2 MATERIALS, LLC            Topic: 12a

    As the capabilities of synchrotron and free electron laser FEL) sources increase, so too do the technical requirements of materials utilized for the x-ray optics in these sources. Due to its low atomic number and extremely high thermal diffusivity, x-ray transparency, radiation resistance, and mechanical strength, diamond is an ideal material for synchrotron and FEL optics. However, improvement to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  8. A Platform for Scientific Data Management, Modeling and Analysis with Machine Learning

    SBC: Parallel.Works LLC            Topic: 01a

    While machine learning is showing great promise for discovering knowledge and patterns in data, it remains very hard to apply machine learning techniques to the complex data which is at the core of DOE mission science, and which is prevalent in many industrial and commercial data science domains. Data complexity results in significant “dark data” that eludes analysis by researchers and busines ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  9. Perfectly-Absorbing Photoconductive Metasurfaces for High Efficiency Ultrafast Optoelectronic Switches

    SBC: EPIR, INC.            Topic: 16a

    Current methods applied to terahertz detectors and generators are fundamentally restrictive due to the approaches they employ and the material system they use. This directly affects the efficiency of the resulting terahertz detectors and generators. There is a single fix to the current issues in terahertz detectors and generator technology by use of a novel materials system, Mercury-Cadmium-Tellur ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
  10. Massively Parallel Adaptive Computational Fluid and Solid Dynamics for Engineering Applications

    SBC: CHARMWORKS, INC.            Topic: 02a

    Many large scale engineering problems can be addressed by accurate simulation of the coupled continuum mechanics of fluids and solids. Accurate and efficient simulation of these phenomena requires the application of advanced numerical methods to ensure that high resolution accuracy is only applied to the critical areas of interest, which may vary over time, otherwise resources are wasted in high r ...

    SBIR Phase I 2020 Department of Energy
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