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  1. Large Area Time-of-Flight Detectors for Imaging Science

    SBC: NOVA SCIENTIFIC INCORPORATED            Topic: 17b

    NOVA Scientific, Inc. proposes a Phase I SBIR program to develop, refine, and ultimately to commercialize, a large format 15 cm x 15 cm solid-state cold, thermal, and epithermal neutron imaging detector based on microchannel plates (MCPs). The imaging detector will be fabricated in a self-contained, hermetically sealed image tube, which does not require active vacuum pumping. This large area time- ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  2. A Novel Catalytic Reactor For Conversion Of CO2 Into Benzene

    SBC: Susteon Inc.            Topic: 22c

    Almost 15 million metric tons per year of essentially pure CO2 is captured in the United States from ethanol, hydrogen, ammonia, and natural gas processing plants. Some of this CO2 is used for merchant applications such as food and beverage and other applications, but a large portion of this captured CO2 is emitted to the atmosphere. This CO2 can be converted into high value chemicals, but the key ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  3. Advanced Sample Environments Cryogenic System for Faster Cooling of Samples in a Neutron Beam

    SBC: Janis Research Company, LLC            Topic: 17a

    The time for a sample to cool and then to change temperature in a traditional top loading cryostat and be significant. Time spent waiting for a temperature change is not productive data‐collection time, and it would therefore be beneficial to users in a neutron scattering facility, as well as to those in a University research laboratory, to reduce the time required to change the temperature of t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  4. Ultra-low Temperature Cryostat for Application of High Electric Field in a Neutron Beam

    SBC: Janis Research Company, LLC            Topic: 17a

    Janis Research Company LLC proposes to develop an ultra-low temperature system with operation temperatures below 0.4 Kelvin and sample measurement capabilities for application of a high voltage up to 5kV. Upon further integration with an external magnetic field, this will be a unique ultra-low temperature platform to investigate the phases of multi-ferroic quantum materials and materials near a qu ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  5. Novel Probe of Oxygen and its Isotopes for Millimeter-Scale Measurements of Soil Dynamics

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: 24a

    One of the major challenges facing the world is the creation of sustainable energy sources. Biofuels and bioproducts have great potential. But the development of sustainable and efficient agricultural production methods requires deep understanding of the dynamics of plant-microbe-mineral interactions within the rhizosphere. Technologies that probe soil microbial activity in real time with high spa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  6. A Web-Based Kinetics Modeling Toolbox (KMT) for Biomass Thermal Conversion Processes

    SBC: Advanced Fuel Research, Inc.            Topic: 18a

    The development of a web-based software toolbox is proposed to enable predictions of product yields and product composition in thermal biomass- conversion processes. Biomass pyrolysis is the main focus because of its commercial importance, and because it is the first step in all thermal-conversion processes (gasification, combustion, etc.). Several kinetic models will be incorporated in the softwa ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  7. Large-area Radiation-hard Synchrotron X-ray Detectors

    SBC: CAPESYM, INC            Topic: 14a

    Modern synchrotron-based X-ray imaging techniques, such as coherent X-ray diffraction imaging and phase contrast imaging require high beam coherence and highly penetrating X-rays. The new generation of synchrotrons achieve enhanced coherence at beam energies greater than 30-50keV. These new prospects for non-destructive imaging require high spatial resolution and efficient large area detectors. Cu ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  8. Direct Write Fabrication of Low Cost Flexible Particle Detector Substrates

    SBC: Triton Systems, Inc.            Topic: 29d

    High energy physics research has motivated the development of high-performance detectors to enable advances in experimentation. Many detectors are often large area, flexible panels capable of resolving particle/photon location with mm resolution. The specific requirements of a given experimental setup will dictate the unique configuration of the readout layer. Given the wide range of high energy p ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  9. Low-Temperature Growth of Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) Semiconductors on ASIC

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: 14a

    Recent advances in synchrotron radiation sources have dramatically increased their brightness, resulting in ultra-high photon fluence with beam size approaching nanometers. Their high brilliance and coherence have enabled experiments with unprecedented resolution that were previously impossible. However, in order to truly benefit from these techniques, detectors for hard X-ray with energies >30 ke ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  10. Ultra-stable Anion Exchange Membrane for Solar-to-Hydrogen Generation

    SBC: Precision Combustion, Inc.            Topic: 19b

    We propose a unique design approach for enabling ultra-stable, high conductivity anion exchange membranes for solar-to-hydrogen generation applications. The innovation is targeted to address performance deficiencies in state-of-the-art membranes relating to conductivity, durability and permeability and was identified after analyzing the conduction and degradation mechanisms. The proposed design wi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy

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