Defect Free, Ultra-Rapid Thinning/Polishing of Diamond Crystal Radiator Targets (20??m) for Highly Linearly Polarized Photon Beams

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,997.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
95029
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
46 e
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Sinmat Inc.
2153 SE Hawthorne Road, Ste 124 (Box 2), Gainesville, FL, 32641
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
024935517
Principal Investigator:
Arul Arjunan
Dr.
(352) 334-7270
arul@sinmat.com
Business Contact:
Deepika Singh
Dr.
(352) 334-7237
singh@sinmat.com
Research Institution:
University of Connecticut
Richard Jones
2152 Hillside Road
Unit 3046
Storrs, CT, 6260
(860) 486-4915
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The fabrication of high-quality ultra thin (~20 micron) diamond crystals targets for 9 GeV highly polarized photon beams is an outstanding challenge. Current state of the art polishing/thinning techniques are not successful in thinning single crystal diamond to such dimension because of its extreme hardness and chemical inertness. These techniques create significant stresses surface and sub-surface damage that limits the final thickness to approximately 100

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