Segmented Rectifying and Blocking Contacts on Germanium Planar Detectors

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-09ER85310
Agency Tracking Number:
91111
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Phds Co.
777 Emory Valley Road, Suite B, Oak Ridge, TN, 37830
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
141612684
Principal Investigator:
Ethan Hull
Dr.
(865) 481-3725
ethanhull@phdsco.com
Business Contact:
Ethan Hull
Dr.
(865) 481-3725
ethanhull@phdsco.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The semiconductor electrodes on segmented germanium planar detectors used in nuclear physics research require improvement, so that significantly more of the available high-purity germanium can be utilized for the detection function. This project will develop new semiconductor electrode technology for use in the fabrication of germanium detectors. Phase I will involve the fabrication and testing of candidate systems. In Phase II, the most promising of these electrode contacts will be used to make much larger detectors for nuclear physics. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee These systems should have immediate applications at DOE user facilities, including research in nuclear physics, astrophysics, and rare-particle detection. Moreover, the technology should extend the use of germanium detectors to other fields, such as nuclear medicine.

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