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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 10846
Amount: $499,454.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1990
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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64 E Walnut St, Westerville, OH, 43081
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr Philip R Swinehart
 Principal Investigator
 (614) 891-2243
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Research Institution
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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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