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Large Soft X-Ray Fluorescence Detector

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: National Institute of Standards and Technology
Contract: SB1341-05-C-0024
Agency Tracking Number: 521-147
Amount: $297,567.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
9 Third Street
Palmer, MA 01069
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
 Jay Ray
Phone: (413) 284-9975
Research Institution

Detector Technology will develop and manufacture a 10cm2 large format cone. The cone will be based on a ceramic substrate then coated with glass frit. The cone will then be attached to a standard single channel multiplier. Detector Technology will also investigate different low work function coatings to improve the first strike statistic of fluorescence. Simultaneous research in conjunction with sub-contractor, Nova Scientific, will include a large format microreticular, microfiber, or microsphere plate, which would also be enhanced by Detector Technology with a low work function coating. The final unit will be tested at Brookhaven National Labs for efficiency of the detection of fluorescence. COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS: The manufacturer of a large area high efficiency soft x-ray detector would open a $50,000,000 market to Detector Technology, Inc. Not only can Synchrotron Ring application be sought after, but also Wavelength-Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence mass spectrometers. The knowledge gain on low work function coatings will also be applicable to other detection markets, such as environmental, medical, semiconductor, homeland defense and space.

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