FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR X-RAY SPECTROMETER

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 17399
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1992
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
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James C. Lund, M.s.
 Senior Scientist
 (617) 926-1167
Business Contact
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Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP A NEW TYPE OF X-RAY DETECTOR THAT UTILIZES A FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR (FET) STRUCTURE. THIS NEW DETECTOR OFFERS THE ADVANTAGE OF INTERNAL GAIN, LOW NOISE AND SIMPLE READOUT ELECTRONICS. INITIAL STUDIES SHOW THAT THIS DETECTOR TYPE WOULD HAVE BETTER ENERGY RESOLUTION THAN X-RAY SPECTROMETERS CURRENTLY IN USE. THE FET DETECTORS WOULD BE VERY USEFUL IN APPLICATIONS IN MATERIALS SCIENCE RESEARCH AND MATERIALS ANALYSIS OR WHEREVER A HIGH PERFORMANCE SOLID STATE DETECTOR IS REQUIRED FOR X-RAY SPECTROMETER APPLICATIONS. OWING TO THEIR SMALL SIZE AND EASE OF READOUT THESE DEVICES WOULD ALSO BE EXCELLENT FOR USE IN IMAGING X-RAY DETECTORS.

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