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  1. Ultra-High Resolution High Sensitivity PET for Plant Imaging

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: 33b

    PET is a very powerful functional imaging technology and has the capacity to measure the transport and distribution of radionuclides, labeled photoassimilates in plants in 3D. PET Imaging of plants will help scientist to understand how plants respond to environmental stresses, and have many potential applications such as improving agriculture, improving plant performance to clean up environmental ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  2. Self-Powered Wireless Sensing and Control of Intelligent Facilities

    SBC: Nanosonic Inc.            Topic: 35a

    Measurement and efficient control of power consumption of High Performance Computing (HPC) and HVAC subsystems within facilities are less than adequate for meeting newly developing and improving efficiency standards. Energy management systems, including sensors, signal processing, feedback and control are needed to increase efficiency, operational cost and intelligence of facilities. Additionall ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  3. Novel Method for Growth of Detector-Grade CZT Crystals

    SBC: CAPESYM, INC            Topic: 51b

    CdZnTe remains the material of choice for room temperature semiconductor detection of X- and -ray radiation. The proposed program seeks to develop an alternate method for growth of this material which would achieve superior material properties similar to those obtained by the slower growth method of Traveling Heater Method, but at a substantially higher growth rates. Material with high composition ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  4. High Z Semiconductor Gamma-Ray Detector for Nuclear Non-Proliferation

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: 51b

    There is a critical need for low cost, high performance gamma-ray detectors for identification and localization of special nuclear materials (SNM) such as plutonium and weapons grade uranium. Cadmium zinc telluride (Cd1-xZnxTe or & quot;CZT & quot;) has emerged as the leading room temperature semiconductor gamma ray detector. However, despite decades of research and recent improvements in ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  5. Method for the Nondestructive Detection of Cracking in Cast Stainless Steel Components

    SBC: Interwav, Inc.            Topic: 58a

    Cast austenitic stainless steel (CASS) can be found in every light water reactor primary coolant loop system in both boiling water and pressure water nuclear reactors. To date, no effective in-service volumetric nondestructive method exists for the inspection of this material even though some components fabricated from CASS are subject to inspection requirements described in the American Society o ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  6. High Radiation Fluence Tolerant Temperature Sensors for In-Core Use

    SBC: Luna Innovations Incorporated            Topic: 58a

    The need for high stability measurement of temperature is essential for monitoring incore reactor use in planned Gen-IV reactor designs, especially the next generation nuclear plants (NGNP) such as the SFR (Sodium-cooled Fast Reactors). These reactors are planned to operate by means of fast neutron reactions with neutron fluence up to 1025cm-2. These operating conditions lead to material damage by ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  7. Non-Contact, High Speed Inspection of Zirconium Power Plant Components

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: 58a

    Advanced sensors and measurement techniques are needed to increase resolution, and sensitivity to defects while reducing the intrusiveness and cost of inspection at nuclear power plants. Zirconium, a metal with a low neutron absorption cross section, is widely used in nuclear power plants and close proximity to the reactor of zirconium parts presents limitations for in-service inspection because t ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  8. An Internal Tin Tube Nb3Sn Conductor with Sn-B Core for Improved Non-Copper Critical Current Density

    SBC: Supercon, Inc.            Topic: 64a

    The high energy physics community seeks high performance multifilament superconducting wire for use in magnets operating in the range of 12-15T or higher. Nb3Sn conductors fabricated by the internal tin (IT) method presently represent the state-of-the-art for these applications. The internal tin tube (ITT) method holds the promise to compete with such conductors if their performance can be raised ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  9. A 100 W Green Laser for Photoinjection of GaAs Photoemission Guns

    SBC: Q-PEAK INCORPORATED            Topic: 44e

    For synchronous photoinjection of GaAs photoemission guns, a high-average-power green laser light source with an RF-pulse repetition rate in the range of 0.5 to 3 GHz is required to advance fundamental accelerator technology and its application to nuclear physics scientific research. The efficiency of GaAs photocathodes degrade over time. In order to maintain a constant photoemission, the photoinj ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy
  10. Low Cost, Efficient, Room Temperature Semiconductor Gamma-Ray Detectors

    SBC: Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.            Topic: 45d

    Gamma ray spectrometers provide detection and spectroscopy of energetic photons (-rays), and are expected to be an important component of the future nuclear physics experiments including those being planned for the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) that is being funded by the Department of Energys Office of Nuclear Physics. Performance of the systems used in these applications is often limite ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Energy

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