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Beam Position, Timing and Flux Monitors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-12ER90265
Agency Tracking Number: 98773
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 09 a
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0000577
Solicitation Year: 2012
Award Year: 2012
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2012-02-20
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2012-11-19
Small Business Information
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Principal Investigator
 Yoram Fisher
 (585) 278-1168
Business Contact
 Mark Katafiaz
Title: Dr.
Phone: (585) 278-1168
Research Institution

Modern Synchrotrons are capable of significant per pulse x-ray flux, and time resolved pulse- probe experiments have become feasible. These experiments provide unique demands on x-ray monitors, as the beam position, flux and arrival time all potentially need to be recorded for each x-ray pulse. Further, monitoring of white x-ray beam position and flux upstream of beamline optics is desirable as a diagnostic of the electron source and insertion device alignment. Sydor Instruments, in collaboration with Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) will advance a novel diamond-based transmission beam monitor for synchrotron beamlines. Scientists at BNL have developed prototype diamond detectors that demonstrate performance suitable for commercial products. The proposed Phase I program will focus on the commercial engineering of the diamond detector to produce beamline diagnostics supporting a variety of applications, for both white and monochromatic beams. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: The anticipated benefit from this program will be two-fold. First it will provide a commercial beam monitors with functionality not available today that being an x-ray beam monitor robust enough to accommodate the flux of white beams from synchrotron beamlines, while also retaining the sensitivity to observe monochromatic beams on a per pulse basis. Secondly, it will enable closed loop beam diagnostics to aid in the troubleshooting and optimization of current and future beamlines throughout Synchrotron radiation community.

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