Next Generation Neutron Detector for 3He Replacement

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: HSHQDC-10-C-00167
Agency Tracking Number: 1011003
Amount: $142,713.65
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: 10.1-2
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
4800 LYONS TECHNOLOGY PKWY, Suite 3, Coconut Creek, FL, 33073
DUNS: 119555097
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Frank
 (561) 866-7532
Business Contact
 David Frank
Phone: (561) 866-7532
Research Institution

IAT has developed the 6LiFZnS(Ag) neutron detector for replacemen of 3He detectors providing neutron efficiency and gamma rejection comparable to 3He tube detectors. To increase neutron efficiency and reduce gamma events in our current detector, we
propose the reduction of the ZnS(Ag)scintillation material to nano particles to enhance light transmission across the 6LiFZnS(Ag)layer.  To further reduce gamma events and increase the abiltiy to separate neutron and gamma signals, we would further propose the replacement of the ZnS(Ag) scintillation material with an alternative scintillation material such as P47-Y2SiO5:Ce.

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