A Novel Design for CZT Gamma Ray Spectrometers

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-03ER83763
Award Id:
61839
Agency Tracking Number:
72619S03-I
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
44 Hunt Street, Watertown, MA, 02472
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Michael Squillante
(617) 926-1167
msquillante@rmdinc.com
Business Contact:
Gerald Entine
(617) 926-1167
gentine@rmdinc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
72619S03-I Gamma ray spectrometers are an important element of nuclear and elementary particle physics experiments. However, the performance of the detection systems used in these experiments is often limited by the properties of presently available detectors. This project will investigate a new design for cadmium zinc telluride (CZT) detectors that promises to provide high energy resolution and high detection efficiency at room temperature in a cost-effective manner. In Phase I, simulation studies will be conducted, and the new CZT detector design will be experimentally evaluated to demonstrate the feasibility of implementing the new detector design on large volume CZT detectors. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by awardee: Over and above its scientific use in nuclear, high energy, and space physics experiments, the new scintillator should be commercially applicable to medical imaging, NDE, geological exploration, industrial CT imaging, nuclear non-proliferation, and materials analysis.

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