Cold Neutron Microprobe for Material Analysis Using Tapered Capillary Optics

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$197,275.00
Award Year:
1997
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
34520
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
X-ray Optical Systems, Inc.
90 Fuller Road, Albany, NY, 12205
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Vasily Sharov
Principal Investigator
(301) 975-6279
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The project will research a new generation of optic for focusing cold neutrons using tapered capillary optics. The success of the program will result in neutron beam probes with unprecedented spatial resolution and detection limits for small sample volumes. The individuals involved are the world leaders in neutron focusing capillary optics, having achieved better than an order-of-magnitude improvement in lateral spatial resolution and neutron current density using an earlier type of capillary optic. With the proposed improved tapered capillary optic technology, we expect to obtain an additional 10x improvement in spatial resolution and improve upon previous neutron intensity gains.

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