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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 April, 2020.

  1. The Ga-based Solid State Photomultipliers

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: 30a

    The design of future calorimeters used in nuclear physics experiments are limited by existing photodetector technologies, the photomultiplier tube and the silicon photomultiplier- The former requires high voltage, is not compact, and is sensitive to magnetic fields, where the latter is not radiation hard and is limited in area due to dark noise- The fundamental silicon photomultiplier design is to ...

    SBIR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  2. Expanding Access to Electronic Property Modeling in Scintillator Crystal Growth and Development

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: 03a

    The development of radiation detection materials would benefit with greater access to computational models that relate physical traits seen in manufacture with complex energy transitions occurring in the material that control operating performance. However, the HPC requirements behind these models remain beyond the reach of most businesses involved in this small yet vital field impacting National ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  3. Supercritical Treatment Technology for Water Purification

    SBC: ENVERGEX LLC            Topic: 20a

    Wastewater from oil and gas production has high total dissolved solids (TDS) and organics and needs to be treated for safe disposal or reuse. Coal-fired power plant discharges and mining effluents share similar high TDS and organic contents. This project targets the development of an energy efficient, and robust supercritical desalination technology to treat hypersaline solutions, destroying organ ...

    STTR Phase I 2018 Department of Energy
  4. Manufacture of 2,5-Furandicarboxylic Acid from Furfural Produced from a Wet Waste Stream

    SBC: K S E INC            Topic: 14c

    The proposed program provides a new biomass conversion technology to produce FDCA, 2,5- furandicarboxylic acid, to replace hydrocarbon chemicals for production of plasticizers and polyester polymers. FDCA is currently produced from hexose carbohydrates, such as sucrose or high fructose corn syrup. Recent trends in petroleum pricing have reduced biomass raw material cost advantages for replacement ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  5. Photonic Memory Controller Module (P-MCM)

    SBC: ANALOG PHOTONICS LLC            Topic: 04a

    As computational density for high-performance computing and big-data services continues to scale, performance scalability of next generation computing systems is becoming increasingly constrained by limitations in memory access, power dissipation and chip packaging. The processor-memory communication bottleneck, a major challenge in current multicore processors due to limited pin-out and power bud ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  6. Development of an Autonomous Aerosol Chemical Speciation Monitor with Integrated Calibration and Quality Assurance Capability

    SBC: Aerodyne Research, Inc.            Topic: 20b

    Clouds play leading role in the Earth's global energy and solar radiation balance. Improving cloud models requires information on the cloud microphysical properties, such as particle size distribution and concentration, cloud composition (droplets, ice particles) and also information on ice crystal shapes (habits). New lightweight and low power instruments for characterization of mixed-phase cloud ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  7. Manufacturing and Packaging of Reliable Bialkali Photocathodes via Sputtering

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: 25d

    The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at BNL is the nation’s premier quantum chromodynamics (QCD) research facility. Its future upgrade calls for the implementation of electron cooling strategies, where ultra-cold electron beams will be generated by photoinjectors. The photocathode, where the electron beam is produced, is required to deliver a significantly high average current (~50 mA) to ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  8. Robust Kr-85 Detectors for New Waste Cask Design

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: 21b

    Dry cask storage systems (DCSS) are used to store spent nuclear fuel from nuclear power plants. Without a long term storage solution in place, storage for decades in casks may be required. High burnup fuel rods may become brittle over time presenting problems for eventual transport of the spent fuel from reactor sites to a central storage facility. It is desired to passively determine the structur ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  9. NDT System for Metal Components in Concrete Structures

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: 32e

    Improved NDT (non-destructive testing) techniques are needed for inspection of concrete structures in nuclear power plants. Steel reinforcements embedded within concrete can corrode and crack, leading to weakening of the structures, and existing NDT techniques do not provide the full picture. Condition assessment is critical in evaluating these structures in order to ensure safe, long-term operati ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy
  10. Single Step and Continuous Synthesis of Advanced Lithium Ion Positive Electrode Material Powders using UniMelt Microwave Plasma Process

    SBC: Amastan Technologies Inc            Topic: 14a

    For electric vehicles to be widely adopted as a common mode of transportation, the price of the battery packs must be reduced to $125 per kilowatt hour. Prices are currently around $200 per kilowatt our. One path to reduced cost per kilowatt hour is by reducing cathode cost and improving their energy density. Cathode materials account for up to 25% of the battery pack cost. Cost reductions can be ...

    SBIR Phase II 2018 Department of Energy

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