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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$149,999.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-12ER90264
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
98772
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
09 a
Solicitation Number:
DE-FOA-0000577
Small Business Information
MA, Watertown, MA, 02472-4699
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
073804411
Principal Investigator:
LeonardCirignano
Mr.
(617) 668-6801
LCirignano@RMDInc.com
Business Contact:
GeraldEntine
Dr.
(617) 668-6801
NMarshall@RMDINC.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
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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