Multi-Modality Nuclear Spectroscopy

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$150,000.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-12ER90348
Agency Tracking Number:
99447
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
35 a
Solicitation Number:
DE-FOA-0000577
Small Business Information
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
MA, Watertown, MA, 02472-4699
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
073804411
Principal Investigator:
Edgar van Loef
Dr.
(617) 668-6801
EvanLoef@RMDInc.com
Business Contact:
Gerald Entine
Dr.
(617) 668-6801
NMarshall@RMDINC.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
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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