Establishment of Scientific and Industrial Base for Production of High Purity Precursor Materials for SrI2:Eu and CLYC

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: HSHQDC-13-C-00080
Agency Tracking Number: DNDOSBIR12-01-FP-001-CAPE-II
Amount: $998,062.73
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: 11.1-001
Solicitation Number: HSHQDC-12-R-00052
Small Business Information
6 Huron Drive, Natick, MA, 01760-1325
DUNS: 807651260
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Stacy Swider
 (781) 775-9266
 swider@capesym.com
Business Contact
 Shariar Motakef
Email: motakef@capesym.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Successful growth of novel halide scintillators SrI2:Eu and CLYC depends on a supply of highly pure precursor materials. CapeSym and SAFC have partnered to develop a thorough understanding of the factors that influence purity, and techniques to reduce these impurity levels in SrI2:Eu and CLYC precursors. Novel processing and crystal growth experiments at CapeSym, and materials characterization at SAFC-Hitech will be used to assess the impact of purification techniques. Technologies will be transferred to SAFC-Hitech for implementation into production processes. In parallel we will conduct market research and pricing analysis to better estimate volumes needed to meet DHS requirements. Anticipated benefits include: • increased understanding of binary-halide contamination issues • improved precursor processing techniques • improved scintillator performance • a roadmap for attaining precursor cost reduction

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