Multi-Modality Nuclear Spectroscopy

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-12ER90348
Agency Tracking Number: 99447
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: 35 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
 Edgar van Loef
 (617) 668-6801
Business Contact
 Gerald Entine
Title: Dr.
Phone: (617) 668-6801
Research Institution
Current radiation detectors used in nuclear physics are typically capable of detecting only one type of radiation well. Therefore, the systems in use require a number of individual detectors for each type of radiation. Furthermore, fast neutron spectroscopy is often very challenging. The research proposed here will allow development of nuclear detectors that provide neutron and gamma ray spectroscopy with high energy resolution and linearity. The goal of the proposed effort is to develop a single detector capable of detecting multiple modes of radiation (gamma & amp; neutron) with spectroscopic capabilities. The Phase I project will be aimed at demonstrating the feasibility of detecting multiple modes of radiation with a single scintillation detector. The particular focus of the Phase I research will be on investigation and optimization of fast neutron detection. Commercial and Scientific Potential: A system capable of detection multiple modes of radiation will easily find use in nuclear physics experiments. Moreover, fields such as homeland security, health physics, and material sciences will benefit from this system.

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