High Performance Neutron Detector

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-08ER84999
Agency Tracking Number: N/A
Amount: $99,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: 01 a
Solicitation Number: DE-PS02-07ER07-36
Small Business Information
44 Hunt Street, Watertown, MA, 02472
DUNS: 073804411
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jaroslaw Glodo
 (617) 668-6800
Business Contact
 Gerald Entine
Title: Dr.
Phone: (617) 668-6800
Email: gentine@rmdinc.com
Research Institution
With the increase in the number of new neutron sources, stationary as well as portable, there has been growing utilization of neutrons in materials science and other fields. However, available neutron detectors are not able to extract the full potential of the new neutron sources being built. This project will investigate a new class of bright, fast scintillation materials that provide excellent efficiency and fast response, and can be manufactured using a low cost fabrication process. The approach involves creating crystalline layers of new scintillators, which will be used to build high efficiency detector modules that can provide high spatial resolution. Phase I will demonstrate the feasibility of producing high performance crystalline layers of new scintillators. Full detector modules will be built and evaluated in Phase II. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: Over and above the application to neutron detection and imaging, the new scintillators should be commercially applicable to non-destructive evaluation, medical instrumentation, oil exploration, and materials analysis. They will also be useful in particle and space physics experiments.

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