High Resolution, High-Count-Rate Silicon X-Ray Detector

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-06ER84404
Agency Tracking Number:
81289S06-I
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt Street, Watertown, MA, 02472
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Kanai Shah
Mr.
(617) 668-6855
KShah@rmdinc.com
Business Contact:
Gerald Entine
Dr.
(617) 668-6800
GEntine@rmdinc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
X-ray detectors with high resolution, high sensitivity, and high count-rate are required for the electron beam systems used for materials science research at DOE facilities. In many studies conducted with electron beam systems, the characteristics of available X-ray detectors limit the system performance. This project will develop low-capacitance, high-purity silicon detectors that offer high energy resolution, high efficiency, high count-rate operation, and easier fabrication. Phase I will demonstrate the feasibility of producing high-resolution, high-purity silicon detectors with low capacitance. The high-resolution detection of X-rays with the new detector will be demonstrated. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: The detectors should be useful in X-ray detection studies conducted with electron beam systems. Additional applications include nuclear and particle physics, astronomy, synchrotron studies, health physics, nuclear non-proliferation, and non-destructive studies

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