Novel Scintillator for Nuclear Physics Studies

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Amount:
$100,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
DE-FG02-04ER84052
Solitcitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Number:
DOE/SC-0075
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2004
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
75416S04-I
Solicitation Topic Code:
16
Small Business Information
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt Street, Suite 200, Watertown, MA, 02472
Hubzone Owned:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Michael Squillante
 Dr.
 (617) 668-6808
 MSquillante@RMDInc.com
Business Contact
 Gerald Entine
Title: Dr.
Phone: (617) 668-6800
Email: GEntine@RMDInc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
75416-The performance of nuclear physics detection systems is often limited by the properties of the scintillators that are presently available for neutron and gamma ray detection. This project will develop a new scintillator material that provides excellent light yield for neutrons and also provides pulse shape discrimination between neutron and gamma events. In addition, the new scintillator also will provide good performance for detecting gamma rays, including a very fast initial decay component. Phase I will demonstrate the feasibility of producing and characterizing the new scintillator for neutron and gamma detection. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: The proposed detector technology should be very promising for nuclear and particle physics experiments. It also should have applicability in medical imaging systems, astronomy, diffraction, non-destructive studies, nuclear non-proliferation, and borehole logging.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites

US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government