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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until June, 2020.

  1. MBE CdTe on Compliant Substrates for High Performance IRFPAs

    SBC: EPIR TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: MDA11T002

    Current state-of-the-art infrared focal plane arrays are based on HgCdTe grown on bulk CdZnTe substrates. The use of Si-based substrates would eliminate a number of drawbacks related to the HgCdTe/CdZnTe system and permit larger formats. We have developed growth protocols that produce material with good crystal quality for such a highly mismatched heteroepitaxial system. Double crystal rocking c ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  2. Defect Passivation for High Performance HgCdTe on Si

    SBC: EPIR TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: MDA11T002

    Hydrogen isotopes have been shown to reduce the electrical effects of various semiconductor defects. Specifically, monoatomic hydrogen and deuterium passivate the electrical activity of defects such as dislocations in long-wavelength HgCdTe grown on Si. We propose a novel method of controlling the intake of hydrogen in HgCdTe IRFPAs by using the H2/He plasma afterglow formed by flowing plasma-gene ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  3. Defect Reductions on Si Substrates for HgCdTe MBE Growth


    Current state-of-the-art infrared focal plane arrays (IRFPAs) are based on HgCdTe material epitaxially grown on bulk CdZnTe substrates. The size of the IRFPAs is limited by the size of the available CdZnTe substrates and the thermal mismatch between CdZnTe and the Si readout circuit, which misaligns the photodiode array with respect to the circuit during heating and cooling cycles. Having HgCdTe ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of DefenseMissile Defense Agency
  4. Adjustable High Power Coax RF Coupler without Moving Parts

    SBC: MUONS INC            Topic: 13c

    A 200 kW CW fundamental RF power coupler (FPC) with an adjustable in situ coupling factor would be highly desirable for a number of applications; for example, the 352 MHz light source at APS. The normal process of adjusting the coupling by rotational movement usually requires breaking the vacuum between the coupler and the RF cavity resulting in prolonged down-times and the risk of introducing con ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  5. Photoinjector Efficiency Enhancement using Surface Acoustic Waves

    SBC: MUONS INC            Topic: 14a

    Current and future synchrotron radiation light sources and free electron laser facilities are in need of improvements in Electron Gun Technology, especially regarding the cost and efficiency of photoinjectors. Novel electron gun features are needed to enhance the intensity and reduce the emittances of electron bunches produced at a high repetition rate using laser excitation. The generation of Sur ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  6. Very Large Area Microchannel Plate Neutron Detectors


    NOVA Scientific, Inc., teamed with the Electronics Group of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, proposes to construct very large area Microchannel Plate neutron detectors. The applications of these much larger format detectors will serve an exceptionally broad range of government agencies from neutron scattering detectors for DOE to nuclear material panel detectors for NNSA, and ultimately to nuclear m ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  7. Low-Cost Two-Stage Magnetron with Power Control for Project X

    SBC: MUONS INC            Topic: 60c

    State of the art high intensity proton accelerators require the development of low cost, reliable RF sources with phase stability of less than 1 degree and amplitude control of +/- 15%. These power sources feed superconducting RF cavities for linacs capable of accelerating protons and ions up to several GeV. A two-stage phase-locked magnetron RF source based on the principle of reflection amplifie ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  8. Highly Efficient Sources of Negative Hydrogen Ions

    SBC: MUONS INC            Topic: 60e

    The development of H- ion sources with performance exceeding those achieved today is a key requirement for the next generation of high power proton accelerators. Project X at Fermilab needs a CW H- Ion Source that satisfies demanding performance specifications: 10 mA CW beam current with normalized transverse rms emittance 0.2 mm mrad, fast chopping capability, fast intensity variation, and long ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  9. Achromatic Low-Beta Interaction Region Design

    SBC: MUONS INC            Topic: 44c

    To reach high luminosity in a collider, its beam must be focused into a small-size spot at the interaction point (IP). Achieving such a small focal spot size requires expanding the beam to a rather large size at the final focusing quadrupoles. This is space consuming and leads to large chromaticity and chromatic beam smear at the IP. Compensating these chromatic effects proved challenging because ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  10. Intense Radioactive Beams via a Compact Fission Source/Target

    SBC: I.C. Gomes Consulting & Investment Inc.            Topic: 44f

    The development of new rare isotopes production schemes, which are simple and can be implemented at low cost, is highly desirable for Nuclear Physics facilities such as FRIB. The Munich Accelerator for Fission Fragments (MAFF) project developed an interesting idea of using a position with high neutron flux near the core of a nuclear research reactor to drive fissions in a small UCx (1.2 grams of 2 ...

    STTR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
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