Award Information
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Branch: N/A
Contract: 68D01007
Agency Tracking Number: 68D01007
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2000
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Aerodyne Research, Inc.
45 Manning Road, Billerica, MA, 01821
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 J. Barry McManus
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Business Contact
Phone: (978) 663-9500
Research Institution
Not Available The proposed instrument will assist in the simultaneous chemical and mineralogic analysis of microsamples of soil, rocks and minerals by x-ray fluorescence and x-ray diffraction. The innovations include a compact, low-average power, high-peak power, microfocus x-ray source (tube) that uses a pulsed field emitter cathode (no thermionic emission) to produce a bright, x-ray microspot on the sample and an electronic array detector that records the diffracted x rays and the fluorescent x rays that are back scattered from the sample. The instrument's configuration allows flexibility in sample preparation-large samples as well as microsamples can be used without special preparation.

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