A High Purity Silicon X-ray Detector

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-04ER84053
Agency Tracking Number: 75170S04-I
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solitcitation Year: 2004
Solitcitation Topic Code: 30
Solitcitation Number: DOE/SC-0075
Small Business Information
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt Street, Suite 200, Watertown, MA, 02472
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kanai Shah
 Mr.
 (617) 668-6855
 kshah@rmdinc.com
Business Contact
 Gerald Entine
Title: Dr.
Phone: (617) 668-6800
Email: 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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