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
Amount:
$998,062.73
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
HSHQDC-13-C-00080
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
DNDOSBIR12-01-FP-001-CAPE-II
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
807651260
Principal Investigator:
Stacy Swider
(781) 775-9266
swider@capesym.com
Business Contact:
Shariar Motakef
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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