Fast, Dense, Low Cost Scintillator for Nuclear Physics

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Amount:
$749,999.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
DE-FG02-05ER84160
Solitcitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Number:
DE-FG02-06ER06-09
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2006
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
78004S05-I
Solicitation Topic Code:
46
Small Business Information
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt Street, Watertown, MA, 02472
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Gerald Entine
 Dr.
 (617) 668-6801
 GEntine@RMDInc.com
Business Contact
 Gerald Entine
Title: Dr.
Phone: (617) 668-6801
Email: GEntine@RMDInc.com
Research Institution
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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