Reduction of Thermo-Mechanical Stresses Druing Growth of LaBr3

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,960.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-08ER85086
Agency Tracking Number:
n/a
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Capesym, Inc.
6 Huron Drive, Suite 1B, Natick, MA, 01760
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
807651260
Principal Investigator:
Shariar Motakef
Dr.
(205) 653-7100
motakef@capesim.com
Business Contact:
Shariar Motakef
Dr.
(508) 653-7100
motakef@capesim.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
LaBr3 detectors show exceptional properties in terms of scintillation light yield, energy resolution, and fast emission. To date, this material is not available in the large sizes needed for a number of detector applications in high energy physics. This project will develop a growth process for this material, using model-based thermal engineering to reduce thermo-mechanical stresses in large diameter LaBr3 crystals. The success of this approach will result in availability of large size crystals, and will lower their manufacturing cost through increased process yield. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: This project should result in the development of the materials needed for the full realization of LaBr3 detectors. LaBr3 detectors are exceptionally suited for use in the identification of radio-isotopes, with applications as inspection tools in homeland security, Positron Emission Tomography (PET), and scintimammography in medicine.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites

US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government