New, Bright, High Resolution Scintillators

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Amount:
$100,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
DE-FG02-06ER84640
Solitcitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Number:
DE-FG01-05ER05-28
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2006
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
80613S06-I
Solicitation Topic Code:
01
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
 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
Proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, such as nuclear weapons, is a serious threat in the world today. Although gamma-ray detectors are an important component of systems used to prevent nuclear proliferation, the performance of such systems is currently limited by the characteristics of available gamma-ray sensors. This project will investigate a new class of scintillators that have the potential to provide very high light output, fast response, high efficiency, and excellent energy resolution ¿ qualities that can provide high performance gamma-ray sensors for nuclear non-proliferation. In Phase I, a systematic imvestigation of the new class of scintillators will be performed. Specifically, single crystals of the proposed scintillators will be grown, their scintillation performance will be evaluated, and their energy resolution will be measured. Compositions that appear promising for further optimization in Phase II will be identified. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: Over and above the scientific use in nuclear non-proliferation, the new scintillators should be commercially applicable to nuclear, high energy, and space physics experiments; medical imaging; homeland defense; geological exploration; industrial imaging; X-ray instrumentation; and materials analysis

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