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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. Thin Diamond for Time-of-Flight Detectors

    SBC: Applied Diamond, Inc.            Topic: 35b

    Detectors and radiation monitors for future high energy and nuclear physics experiments must be able to withstand radiation environments several orders of magnitude harsher than those of any current device. At present, most radiation detectors are based on silicon technology, however, the practical radiation hardness limit of silicon falls far short of requirements in future high ener ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Energy
  2. Novel Membrane Systems for Olefin/Paraffin Separation

    SBC: COMPACT MEMBRANE SYSTEMS, INC.            Topic: 18a

    Ethylene and propylene are the primary feedstocks for the manufacture of polyethylene and polypropylene, respectively. These olefins represent a major component of the polymer manufacturing cost. Consequently, there is significant economic benefit in minimizing losses of unreacted olefin from the process. Some olefin loss is a result of the need to remove paraffin from the polymerization reactor ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Energy
  3. Diamond Refractive Focusing Optics

    SBC: Delaware Diamond Knives, Inc            Topic: 16a

    Synchrotron-based science has had a great scientific impact and will continue to have great impact going forward. In spite of the large investment in the 3rd generation light sources, most beam lines do not preserve the sources phase profile or brightness all the way to the sample. For these high brightness light sources, errors are almost completely due to distortion in the front-end optics cau ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Energy
  4. Solid Polymer Electrolytes with High Lithium Ion Conductivity and Transport Number for Hybrid Electric Power-train Systems

    SBC: HYBRID PLASTICS            Topic: 09b

    Current energy storage devices have energy densities that are barely sufficient for low cost electric-vehicles and rely on lithium ion batteries that use flammable, unsafe, liquid electrolytes. However, in order to replace liquid electrolyes in lithium batteries for hybrid electric power train systems, solid polymer electrolytes, which have the advantages of safety and flexibility, must attain con ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Energy
  5. Advanced Battery Recycling

    SBC: Onto Technology, LLC            Topic: 10a

    Advanced battery recycling has potential to significantly reduce end-of-life cost for large format batteries. Available technology melts or dissolves batteries to recover cobalt or nickel, destroying advanced materials with potential for manufacturing use. With little elemental value in electric-drive applications, recyclers require substantial fees for decommission, and do not contribute to lower ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Energy
  6. Ultra High Brightness Plasma Ion Source for SIMS Imaging of Actinides at the Theoretical Resolution Limit.

    SBC: Oregon Physics LLC            Topic: 07b

    This proposal outlines a project aimed at providing a radical improvement in ion source technology that can be applied to the mass spectrometric analysis of actinides. The state-of-the-art secondary ion mass spectrometers (SIMS), used for actinide analysis, employ the duoplasmatron ion source for creating the primary ion beam. This ion source only has sufficient brightness and a small enough energ ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Energy
  7. Apparatus for Optimizing Photovoltaic Solar Manufacturing Efficiency through Real-Time Process Feedback and Spectral Binning of Cells

    SBC: TAU SCIENCE CORPORATION            Topic: 10e

    Proposed is the development of a non-contact spectral response (Quantum Efficiency) system capable of monitoring critical process parameters in the solar manufacturing line. The development will leverage Tau Science Corporations extensive experience in photovoltaic metrology and its proprietary FlashQE product line. FlashQE is an LED-based, spectral response system capable of measuring the quantum ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Energy
  8. Topic 61: Wafer-Scale Geiger-mode Silicon Photomultiplier Arrays Fabricated Using Domestic CMOS Fab

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: 61a

    There is a need for developing a high-performance Geiger-mode avalanche photodiode (Gm-APD) array design, which can be fabricated using a domestic, high-volume commercial CMOS process on 200mm or greater wafers. Most of todays silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs) and single photon avalanche photodiodes (SPADs) are fabricated using dedicated fabs with custom processes. These desig ...

    SBIR Phase II 2012 Department of Energy
  9. Picosecond Rate X-Ray Photon Counting Detector

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: 09a

    Pumpprobe experiments are a powerful tool for directly studying the molecular dynamics of chemical reactions and energy transfer processes as they unfold on the femtosecond or picosecond time scale. Pumpprobe experiments with xray probes, where a chemical reaction is initiated by a first optical pulse (the pump) and the energy levels or molecular conformation of the activated complex is measured a ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Energy
  10. Rad-Hard Dual-Threshold High Count Rate Silicon Pixel Array Detector

    SBC: VOXTEL, INC.            Topic: 23a

    Available 2D multiwire proportional counters (MWPC) are limited by their low global countrate capability and are insufficient for imaging XCS (xray crystal spectroscopy) experiments. Solid state xray pixilated array detectors have been shown to overcome this problem. However, large area solid state 2D detectors with higher performance, increased functionality, and dualthreshold capab ...

    SBIR Phase I 2012 Department of Energy
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