Eu2 Doped CsBaI3 and CsBa2I5 Scintillators

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$149,998.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HSHQDC-11-00105
Agency Tracking Number:
SBIR11-1-SBIR11.1-003-FP-001
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
SBIR11.1-003
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt Street, Watertown, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
073804411
Principal Investigator:
Kanai Shah
KShah@RMDInc.com
Business Contact:
Nancy Marshall
NMarshall@RMDInc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The proliferation of weapons of mass destruction such as nuclear missiles and “dirty bombs” is a serious threat in the world today. Preventing the spread of these nuclear weapons has reached a state of heightened urgency in recent years, more so since the events on September 11, 2001 and its aftermath. Gamma-ray spectrometers are an important tool in monitoring the proliferation of nuclear weapons. Important requirements for the gamma-ray spectrometers used for nuclear non-proliferation include high energy resolution, high detection efficiency, low cost and reasonably fast response. None of the existing gamma-ray detectors satisfy all these requirements. Recently, a new class of Eu2+ doped scintillators based on BaI2-CsI compositions have shown considerable promise in gamma-ray spectroscopy. The goal of the proposed effort is to investigate and advance this promising class of scintillators.

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