A RADIATION RESISTANT CRYOGENIC TEMPERATURE SENSOR FOR THE 4K TO 80K RANGE

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$499,454.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
10846
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Lake Shore Cryotronics Inc.
64 E Walnut St, Westerville, OH, 43081
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr Philip R Swinehart
Principal Investigator
(614) 891-2243
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE SEVERE ENVIRONMENT OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS FREQUENTLY COMBINES CRYOGENICS, HIGH TEMPERATURES, HIGH VACUUM, AND HIGH RADIATION FLUENCES. A SENSITIVE, STABLE, ACCURATE, ANDEASY-TO-USE THERMOMETER FOR THE TEMPERATURE RANGE 4 TO 80 K (-269 DEGREES CENTIGRADE TO -193 DEGREES CENTIGRADE) ALSO RESISTANT TO IONIZING RADIATION IS NOT COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE. THIN FILM ZIRCONIUM NITRIDE IS A CONDUCTING CERAMIC WITH GOOD POTENTIAL FOR PROVIDING SMALL, ROBUST, THERMALLY FAST RESISTANCE SENSORS NOT ONLY FOR THE TEMPERATURE RANGE OF IMMEDIATE INTEREST, BUT BEYOND IT AS WELL. IN PHASE I ZIRCONIUM NITRIDE WILL BE REACTIVELY SPUTTERED IN A RESISTANCE THERMOMETER CONFIGURATION. THE PROJECT ALSO WILL TEST THE DEVICE'S THERMOMETRY CHARACTERISTICS AND ITS RESISTANCE TO GAMMA AND FAST NEUTRONRADIATION.

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