Establishment of Scientific and Industrial Base for Production of High Purity Precursor Materials for SrI2:Eu and CLYC

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$150,000.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HSHQDC-12-C-00093
Agency Tracking Number:
DNDOSBIR12-01-FP-001-CAPE
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
11.1-001
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
CapeSym, Inc.
6 Huron Drive, Natick, MA, 01760-1325
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
807651260
Principal Investigator:
Stacy Swider
swider@capesym.com
Business Contact:
Sharir Motakef
motakef@capesym.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Successful growth of novel halide scintillators SrI2:Eu and CLYC depends on a supply of highly pure precursor materials. CapeSym and SAFC will partner to provide holistic analysis of the nature of precursor impurities and their impact on scintillator performance. We will characterize light and heavy impurities, purify the material through novel techniques, and re-test outputs. In parallel we will conduct pricing analysis to estimate the volumes required to reach various cost targets. In this way we will begin to measure and correlate the relationship between impurities, scintillator yield, and processing costs. Anticipated benefits include:  increased understanding of binary-halide contamination issues  improved precursor processing techniques  improved scintillator performance  a roadmap for attaining precursor cost reduction

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