Fast, Low Noise Photodetectors for Nuclear Physics

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-08ER84988
Agency Tracking Number: N/A
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: 37 a
Solicitation Number: DE-PS02-07ER07-36
Small Business Information
Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc.
44 Hunt Street, Watertown, MA, 02472
DUNS: 073804411
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kanai Shah
 Mr.
 (617) 668-6800
 KShah@RMDInc.com
Business Contact
 Gerald Entine
Title: Dr.
Phone: (617) 668-6800
Email: NMarshall@RMDInc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Current and next generation experiments in nuclear and particle physics require detectors with high signal-to-noise ratio, fast response, accurate energy information and high spatial resolution. This project will investigate a compact detector design that can be operated with very high gain. This detector should provide high signal-to-noise ratio, excellent timing, and position and energy resolution, and should be low cost. Phase I will demonstrate the feasibility of producing a solid-state high-gain photodetector. The high resolution detection of scintillation light will be demonstrated. Further optimization of the technology, including scale-up and implementation in nuclear physics applications, is planned for Phase II. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The new detectors should be very useful in fundamental studies conducted for nuclear and high energy physics and astronomy. In addition, these detectors would be useful in commercial applications such as medical imaging, non-destructive studies, and well-logging.

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