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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-06ER84404
Agency Tracking Number: 81289S06-I
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: 25
Solicitation Number: DE-FG01-05ER05-28
Small Business Information
44 Hunt Street, Watertown, MA, 02472
DUNS: 073804411
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kanai Shah
 (617) 668-6855
Business Contact
 Gerald Entine
Title: Dr
Phone: (617) 668-6800
Email: GEntine@rmdinc.com
Research Institution
81289S06 In many studies conducted with electron beam systems, the characteristics of available X-ray detectors limit the system performance. This project will investigate a novel low-capacitance design of high purity silicon detectors, which offers high energy resolution, high efficiency, high count-rate operation, and easier fabrication. Phase I demonstrated the feasibility of producing high resolution, high purity silicon detectors with low capacitance. Phase II will optimize the detector design and processing aspects, as well as electronic readout and data acquisition aspects. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: The detectors should be very 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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