New Detector for Gamma-Ray and Neutron Studies

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Amount:
$99,999.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
DE-FG02-07ER84753
Solitcitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Number:
DE-PS02-06ER06-30
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2007
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
82905
Solicitation Topic Code:
26
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:
073804411
Principal Investigator
 Kanai Shah
 Mr
 (617) 668-6853
 KSHAH@RMDINC.COM
Business Contact
 Gerald Entine
Title: Dr
Phone: (617) 668-6801
Email: RHOGAN@RMDINC.COM
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Inorganic scintillation crystals are a very important element of the detection systems for current and next generation experiments in nuclear and particle physics. However, the performance of these detection systems is often limited by the properties of scintillators now available for neutron and gamma ray detection. This project will investigate a new scintillator material that provides excellent light yield for neutrons and also provides pulse shape discrimination between neutron and gamma events. The new scintillator also provides very good performance for gamma ray detection, including high light output and a very fast initial decay component. Phase I will demonstrate the feasibility of producing the new scintillator for neutron and gamma detection. An extensive characterization of the scintillator also is planned. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The proposed detector technology should be very promising for nuclear and particle physics experiments. It also should be applicable in medical imaging systems, astronomy, diffraction, nondestructive studies, nuclear non-proliferation, and bore hole logging.

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