A Novel Design for CZT Gamma Ray Spectrometers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-03ER83763
Agency Tracking Number: 72619S03-I
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
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
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Squillante
 (617) 926-1167
Business Contact
 Gerald Entine
Phone: (617) 926-1167
Email: gentine@rmdinc.com
Research Institution
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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