A High Purity Silicon X-ray Detector

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-04ER84053
Award Id:
68611
Agency Tracking Number:
75170S04-I
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
44 Hunt Street, Suite 200, Watertown, MA, 02472
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Kanai Shah
Mr.
(617) 668-6855
kshah@rmdinc.com
Business Contact:
Gerald Entine
Dr.
(617) 668-6800
gentine@rmdinc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
75170-X-ray detectors with high energy resolution, high sensitivity, and high count-rate performance are required in electron beam systems for materials science research. In many X-ray detection studies conducted with electron beam systems, system performance is limited by the characteristics of available X-ray detectors. This project will develop novel low-capacitance, high-purity silicon detectors that offer high energy resolution, high efficiency, high count-rate operation, and easier fabrication. Phase I will prove the feasibility of producing the high resolution, high purity silicon detectors with low capacitance. Then, the actual high resolution detection of X-rays will be demonstrated by using new detector. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: The primary application of the new detectors would be in X-ray detection studies conducted with electron beam systems. Additional applications should be found in nuclear and particle physics, astronomy, synchrotron studies, medical imaging, nuclear non-proliferation, and non-destructive studies.

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