LARGE AREA, POSITION SENSITIVE X-RAY DETECTOR

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
14392
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Radiation Monitoring Devices
44 Hunt St, Watertown, MA, 02172
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Michael R. Squillante, Ph
 Director Of Research
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Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
HIGH INTENSITY, SYNCHROTRON SOURCES ARE CAPABLE OF PRODUCINGA HIGH FLUX OF MONOCHROMATIC X-RAYS. THIS RESULTED IN IMPORTANT ADVANCES IN THE STUDY AND DETERMINATION OF THE STRUCTURE OF LARGE MOLECULES. ALTHOUGH THESE SOURCES REPRESENT SUCH A MAJOR ADVANCE IN TECHNOLOGY, AT PRESENT THERE ARE NO LARGE AREA DETECTORS WITH BOTH THE HIGH FLUX CAPABILITY AND GOOD SPATIAL RESOLUTION NEEDED TO MAKE USE OFTHE FULL POTENTIAL OF X-RAY DIFFRACTION MEASUREMENTS. NEW SYSTEMS ARE UNDER DEVELOPMENT AND SOME PROGRESS IS BEINGMADE, BUT IT APPEARS THAT SUBSTANTIAL PROGRESS CAN ONLY BE MADE BY USING A TOTALLY NEW APPROACH. TO ADDRESS THIS SITUATION, WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP AN INNOVATIVE SOLID STATE, POSITION SENSITIVE X-RAY DETECTOR TECHNOLOGY WHICH WILL HAVETHE PERFORMANCE NEEDED TO MORE FULLY UTILIZE THE POWER OF MODERN SYNCHROTRON SOURCES. WE PROPOSE TO INVESTIGATE SEMICONDUCTOR PHOTOCONDUCTOR TECHNIQUES COMBINED WITH ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL TECHNOLOGY TO MAKE A LARGE AREA DETECTOR (POTENTIALLY METERS SQUARE) WITH 100 MUM SPATIAL RESOLUTION.

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