X-RAY SOURCE ENHANCEMENT FOR ANALYTICAL INSTRUMENTATION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$200,000.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
11713
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Advanced Research & Applctns
425 Lakeside Drive, Sunnyvale, CA, 94086
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Louis N Koppel
(408) 733-7780
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
ANALYTICAL INSTRUMENTATION BASED ON X-RAY FLUORESCENCE EXCITATION AND DIFFRACTION ARE VITAL COMPONENTS OF BOTH INDUSTRIAL PROCESS CONTROL/QUALITY ASSURANCE LABORATORIES AND MATERIALS RESEARCH FACILITIES. THE APPLICATION OF THESETECHNIQUES FOR THE INSPECTION OF MICROSCOPIC AREAS IS INCREASINGLY MORE IMPORTANT AS NEW STRUCTURAL AND ELECTRONICCOMPONENTS ARE ENGINEERED ON THE MICRON SCALE. ARACOR PROPOSES THE DEVELOPMENT OF A MICROFOCUS OPTIC, BASED ON AN INNOVATIVE LAYERED SYNTHETIC MICROSTRUCTURE (LSM) FABRICATION TECHNOLOGY, WHICH CAN BE BUILT INTO OR RETROFITTED TO LABORATORY-SCALE X-RAY TUBE SOURCES. THESE OPTICS PROMISE NEARLY TWO ORDERS-OF-MAGNITUDE INCREASE IN EFFECTIVE SOURCE INTENSITY. A SUCCESSFUL PHASE 1 EFFORT WILL EXPERIMENTALLY DEMONSTRATE PROOF-OF-FEASIBILITY FOR THEPROPOSED LSM OPTIC CONCEPT.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government