High-Dynamic-Range, Rad-Hard, Time-Resolved, Correlated X-ray Photon Detector

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$999,998.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
DE-FG02-09ER85547
Agency Tracking Number:
90087
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
06 c
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Voxtel, Inc.
12725 SW Millikan Way, Suite 230, Beaverton, OR, 97005
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
931285205
Principal Investigator:
George Williams
Mr.
(971) 223-5646
georgew@voxtel-inc.com
Business Contact:
George Williams
Mr.
(971) 223-5646
georgew@voxtel-inc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
90087S09-II Expanding user demand for X-ray beamline time for science experiments in diverse fields necessitates expensive new beamlines, or the more efficient use of existing resources. Detectors that collect more data, with efficient on-chip and off-chip processing of the resulting data streams, represent the most economical solution to this problem. The innovation is addressing the need for single-photon X-ray detection, combined with high-resolution time stamping, and a dual design for correlation functionality that allows immediate feedback on a region of interest, combined with full-scale data output to a PC for slower, full correlation in software. These functions will allow users to intervene in real time to adjust their experiments, and will increase the volume and precision of collected data, allowing studies over finer distance and time scales. A new time-resolved, correlating X-ray detection instrument was developed for high-throughput, high-sensitivity, time-resolved X-ray scattering and imaging experiments, especially X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy. The event-driven detector is capable of in-pixel single-photon detection and energy discrimination; with the capability to perform multi-channel real time autocorrelation in supporting camera electronics, this represents a major improvement over charge-coupled devices for experiments requiring sub-

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