Fast, Dense, Low Cost Scintillator for Nuclear Physics

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$749,999.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
DE-FG02-05ER84160
Award Id:
72484
Agency Tracking Number:
78004S05-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:
Gerald Entine
Dr.
(617) 668-6801
GEntine@RMDInc.com
Business Contact:
Gerald Entine
Dr.
(617) 668-6801
GEntine@RMDInc.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Although inorganic scintillators are one of the most common detectors used in nuclear and particle physics experiments, the properties of currently available scintillator materials limit the performance and increase the cost of these systems. This project will develop a new class of scintillation materials that can be produced using a low-cost fabrication approach. Phase I demonstrated the feasibility of producing high performance scintillators with the low-cost fabrication approach. Samples of the scintillators were produced, and their performance was evaluated. Phase II will be aimed at advancing the new scintillation technology for positron emission technology (PET). Large samples of the new scintillators will be produced and their performance will be evaluated. Then, PET modules based on the new scintillators will be built and characterized. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: Over and above the use in nuclear physics, the new scintillators should be commercially applicable to medical imaging, non destructive evaluation, bore hole logging, homeland security, X-ray instrumentation, and materials analysis. They also should be useful in particle and space physics experiments

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