Low Stress Growth of Barium Bromine Iodide Scintillators

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$149,267.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HSHQDC-11-C-00110
Agency Tracking Number:
SBIR11-1-SBIR11.1-003-FP-008
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
SBIR11.1-003
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
CapeSym, Inc.
6 Huron Drive, Sutie 1B, Natick, AK, 01760-1325
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
807651260
Principal Investigator:
Shariar Motakef
motakef@capesim.com
Business Contact:
Shariar Motakef
motakef@capesim.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The recent discovery of Eu activated alkali-earth halide scintillators promises to revolutionize remote detection and identification of radioisotopes. This proposal addresses the development of methods for production of large-volume, high-quality Barium Bromine Iodide scintillators. High-quality, low-cost scintillators for detection of gamma-rays are needed for monitoring of nuclear non-proliferation and homeland security. The same scintillators can be used to significantly improve the performance and lower the cost of applications involving X-ray detection in nuclear medicine imaging and diagnostics , X-ray detectors for non-destructive testing, and environmental contamination monitoring. The work proposed here promises to result in production of scintillators for government and commercial applications with much higher performance and at much lower cost than currently available.

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