Low Noise, High Rate X-Ray Spectrometer for Synchrotron Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-12ER90264
Agency Tracking Number: 98772
Amount: $149,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: 09 a
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0000577
Small Business Information
MA, Watertown, MA, 02472-4699
DUNS: 073804411
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Leonard Cirignano
 (617) 668-6801
Business Contact
 Gerald Entine
Title: Dr.
Phone: (617) 668-6801
Email: NMarshall@RMDINC.com
Research Institution
X-ray detector arrays with high energy resolution, high sensitivity and high count- rate performance are required for synchrotron beam-line studies. In many studies conducted with synchrotron beam-lines, the characteristics of available X-ray detectors limit the overall system performance. The proposed project aims to investigate a novel low capacitance design for silicon detector arrays that offers high energy resolution, high efficiency, high count-rate operation as well as relatively easy fabrication. This should be very beneficial for X-ray studies conducted at synchrotron beam-lines. The Phase I project will aim to demonstrate the feasibility of producing high resolution, high purity silicon detector arrays with low capacitance. Demonstration of high resolution detection of X-rays with the new detectors is planned in the Phase I project. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: The proposed detectors will be very useful in X-ray detection studies conducted at synchrotron beam-lines. Additional applications include nuclear and particle physics, astronomy, health physics, nuclear non-proliferation, and non-destructive studies.

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