High Performance X-Ray Detectors

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,996.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-07ER84886
Award Id:
84215
Agency Tracking Number:
82772
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:
073804411
Principal Investigator:
Gerald Entine
Mr
(617) 668-6801
GENTINE@RMDINC.COM
Business Contact:
Gerald Entine
Dr
(617) 668-6801
GENTINE@RMDINC.COM
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
X-ray detector arrays with high energy resolution, high sensitivity, and high count rate are required for synchrotron beamline studies. In many studies conducted with synchrotron beamlines, the characteristics of available X-ray detectors limit overall system performance. This project will investigate a novel, low capacitance design for high purity silicon detector arrays, which offers high-energy-resolution, high-efficiency, and high-count-rate operation, as well as relatively easy fabrication. Phase I will demonstrate the feasibility of producing high-resolution, high-purity, silicon detector arrays with low capacitance. A demonstration of the high-resolution detection of X-rays with the new detector arrays also is planned. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The new detectors should be very useful in X-ray detection studies conducted at synchrotron beamlines. Additional applications include nuclear and particle physics, astronomy, health physics, nuclear non-proliferation, and non-destructive studies.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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