High Performance X-Ray Detectors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-07ER84886
Agency Tracking Number: 82772
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: 14
Solicitation Number: DE-PS02-06ER06-30
Small Business Information
44 Hunt Street, Watertown, MA, 02472
DUNS: 073804411
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gerald Entine
 (617) 668-6801
Business Contact
 Gerald Entine
Title: Dr
Phone: (617) 668-6801
Research Institution
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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