A New Scintillator for Gamma Ray Spectroscopy

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-02ER83444
Agency Tracking Number:
70000S02-I
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt Street, Watertown, MA, 02472
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Michael Squillante
(617) 926-1167
msquillant@rmdinc.com
Business Contact:
Gerald Entine
70000
(617) 926-1167
gentine@RMDInc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
70000 Scintillation spectrometers, consisting of inorganic scintillation crystals coupled to photomultiplier tubes, are an important element of nuclear and elementary particle physics experiments. However, the performance of detection systems used in these experiments is often limited by the properties of currently available scintillators. This project will investigate a new scintillator that offers high light output, fast response, and excellent energy resolution. Phase I will demonstrate the feasibility of applying the new scintillation material to gamma ray spectroscopy. Single crystals of the proposed scintillator will be grown and their scintillation performance will be evaluated. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: In addition to scientific uses in nuclear, high energy physics, and space physics experiments, the new scintillators should be commercially applicable to medical imaging, NDE, geological exploration, industrial CT imaging, X-ray instrumentation, and materials analysis.

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