A NOVEL DETECTOR FOR X-RAY ABSORPTION SPECTROCOPY

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 21043
Amount: $75,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1993
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Interfet Corp./rmd Inc.
44 Hunt St, Watertown, MA, 02172
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mr James Lund
 (617) 926-1167
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PHASE I RESEARCH PROJECT IS TO PRODUCE A NEW TYPE OF X-RAY DETECTOR FOR USE IN X-RAY ABSORPTION SPECTROSCOPY (XAS) EXPERIMENT AT SYNCHROTRON SOURCES. PRESENT XAS STUDIES ARE LIMITED BY EXISTING DETECTORS. THE PLANNED DETECTOR SYSTEM WOULD CONSIST OF AN ARRAY OF SILICON DETECTORS WITH THE FIRST STAGE OF AMPLIFICATION PROVIDED BY A JUNCTION FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR (JFET) INTEGRATED WITH THE DETECTOR. THE DETECTOR ARRAY WOULD BE CAPABLE OF HIGH COUNT RATES, GOOD ENERGY RESOLUTION AND WOULD BE OPERATED AT ROOM TEMPERATURE. THE DEVELOPMENT OF THESE DETECTORS IS STRAIGHTFORWARD, SINCE A MODIFICATION OF AN EXISTING MANUFACTURING PROCESS WILL BE USED TO FABRICATE THEM.

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