"LAPPD Commercialization Fully Integrated Sealed Detector Devices

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-SC0009717
Agency Tracking Number: 211451
Amount: $2,999,999.87
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 38a
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0001019
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-04-08
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-04-07
Small Business Information
294 Sturbridge Road, Charlton, MA, 01507-5238
DUNS: 04-248327
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Minot
 (508) 909-2369
Business Contact
 Michael Minot
Title: Dr.
Phone: (508) 909-2369
Email: mjm@incomusa.com
Research Institution
The high energy physics (HEP) community, the scientific and medical communities and the public at large, require the availability of high sensitivity photo- sensors with improved spatial and temporal resolution that can be scaled to large areas, and manufactured in a robust, durable, and compact package at a low cost. Phase I successfully demonstrated the underlying enabling scientific and technical feasibility required for fabrication of Large Area Photodetectors for Particle Detection (LAPPD) for HEP Applications. The Phase II program will demonstrate a pathway for commercialization of these developments and subsequent scale-up to industrial production. Incom Inc. will leverage prior ANL / LAPPD R & amp;D and will advance, optimize and adapt that technology to enable commercial production of fully integrated detector tiles. Phase I showed that the concept is sound, and that optimized detectors have the required performance for a commercial device. Phase I also resolved a number of underlying R & amp;D issues; a) MCP gain uniformity, b) ability to deposit large area high performing bi-alkali photocathodes, and c) vacuum transfer of critical components during product assembly. The Phase II outcome will be a demonstrated pathway for commercialization of these developments and subsequent scale-up to industrial production. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: The availability of large-area photodetectors with time resolutions below 10 psec and space resolutions of & lt;50 microns produced economically will enable new techniques in HEP for multiple vertex separation and particle identity at high-luminosity colliders, possible light collection in heavy-noble-liquid ionization detectors, high-resolution electromagnetic calorimeters, large non-cryogenic tracking neutrino detectors, and combinatorial photon background rejection in rare kaon-decay experiments. Other commercial application of these devices will include detectors for mass spectrometers, medical imaging (PET), as well as neutron detection for scientific and homeland security (non-proliferation) applications.

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