Bulk Composite Materials for Detection of Gamma Radiation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Contract: HDTRA1-10-C-0012
Agency Tracking Number: T081-005-0053
Amount: $749,004.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solitcitation Year: 2008
Solitcitation Topic Code: DTRA08-005
Solitcitation Number: 2008.1
Small Business Information
Tetramer Technologies, LLC
657 S. Mechanic Street, Pendleton, SC, 29670
Duns: 112087726
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jeffrey DiMaio
 Technology Manager
 (864) 903-9009
 dimaio@tetramertechnologies.com
Business Contact
 Earl Wagener
Title: CEO
Phone: (864) 653-4339
Email: earl.wagener@tetramertechnologies.c
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The objective of this proposal is to develop enabling technologies for the production of bulk scintillating nanocomposites that have the gamma radiation detection properties of single crystal NaI but with the manufacturability of plastic scintillators. These performance criteria may be met by developing nanoparticle polymer composites with ultra-high nanoparticle loadings levels in matrix with a high stopping power. This increased stopping power from the polymer matrix will allow for more flexibility in the required nanoparticle loading level to obtain sufficient nanocomposite stopping power. At the end of this program, Tetramer will have developed a platform technology which is capable of producing a wide range of nanocomposites with applications across many markets including radiation detection, medical imaging, and optical materials for lasers.

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