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
Amount:
$150,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
HSHQDC-12-C-00093
Solitcitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2012
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
DNDOSBIR12-01-FP-001-CAPE
Solicitation Topic Code:
11.1-001
Small Business Information
CapeSym, Inc.
6 Huron Drive, Natick, MA, 01760-1325
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
807651260
Principal Investigator
 Stacy Swider
 swider@capesym.com
Business Contact
 Sharir Motakef
Email: 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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