High Performance X-Ray Detectors

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$750,000.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
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 performance are required for synchrotron beamline studies. However, in many studies conducted with synchrotron beamlines, the characteristics of available X-ray detectors limit the overall system performance. This project will investigate a novel low-capacitance design for high purity silicon detector arrays that offers high energy resolution, high efficiency, and high count-rate operation, as well as relatively easy fabrication. Phase I demonstrated the feasibility of X-ray detection by producing a high-resolution, high-purity silicon detector array with low capacitance. Phase II will advance the technology by optimizing the detector design, constructing a larger format array, performing a detailed evaluation of the detector, and investigating the performance of a fully functional detector array system at a synchrotron beamline.Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: The proposed 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.

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