Bright, Fast Scintillator for Nuclear Studies

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-06ER84504
Agency Tracking Number: 81000S06-I
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: 49
Solicitation Number: DE-FG01-05ER05-28
Small Business Information
44 Hunt Street, Watertown, MA, 02472
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kanai Shah
 (617) 668-6855
Business Contact
 Gerald Entine
Title: Mr.
Phone: (617) 668-6800
Research Institution
Scintillation spectrometers, which consist of inorganic scintillation crystals coupled to photomultiplier tubes, are an important element of nuclear and elementary particle physics experiments. The performance of the detection systems used in these experiments is often limited by the properties of scintillators available at present. Therefore, this project will investigate a new scintillator that promises high light output, fast response, high efficiency, and excellent energy resolution. Phase I will demonstrate the feasibility of applying the new scintillation material towards gamma ray spectroscopy. Single crystals of the proposed scintillator will be grown and their scintillation performance will be evaluated. Charged particle detection studies also will be carried out. Commercial Applications And Other Benefits as described by the Applicant: Over and above the scientific use in nuclear, high energy, and space physics experiments, the new scintillator should be commercially applicable to medical imaging, homeland defense, geological exploration, industrial imaging, X-ray instrumentation, and materials analysis

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