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Tuning Germanium Reflectivity and Mosaic

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: National Institute of Standards and Technology
Contract: 70NANB16H195
Agency Tracking Number: 008.01.08 (2016)
Amount: $300,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 9.01.08
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-08-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-07-31
Small Business Information
855 Sevely Dr.
Mountain View, CA 94041-1601
United States
DUNS: 068609572
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Michael Kozhukh
 (650) 625-0642
Business Contact
 Michael Kozhukh
Phone: (650) 625-0642
Research Institution

Mosaic crystalline monochromators define performance of neutron scattering devices employed in condensed matter research on research nuclear reactors. This project is devoted to development of a manufacturing technique for slow neutron Germanium mosaic monochromators with reflectivity exceeding reflectivity of pyrolytic graphite crystals. Germanium has small slow neutron absorption; its diamond crystal structure has a many more crystallographic orientations useful for neutron and x-ray scattering than pyrolytic graphite and for many orientations second orders of reflections in Germanium are prohibited. The proposed manufacturing technique utilizes optimized high temperature plastic deformation of large single Germanium crystals to produce mosaic monochromators.

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