Next Generation Neutron Detector for 3He Replacement

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$747,008.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
HSHQDC-11-C-00050
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
1011003
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
10.1-2
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
4800 Lyons Technology Parkway Suite 3, Coconut Creek, FL, 33073-4358
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
119555097
Principal Investigator:
David Frank
dlfrank@ia-tec.com
Business Contact:
David Frank
dlfrank@ia-tec.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
IAT has developed the 6LiFZnS(Ag) neutron detector for replacemen of 3He detectors providing neutron efficiency and gamma rejection comparable to 3He tube detectors. To increase neutron efficiency and reduce gamma events in our current detector, we propose the reduction of the ZnS(Ag)scintillation material to nano particles to enhance light transmission across the 6LiFZnS(Ag)layer. To further reduce gamma events and increase the abiltiy to separate neutron and gamma signals, we would further propose the replacement of the ZnS(Ag) scintillation material with an alternative scintillation material such as P47-Y2SiO5:Ce.

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