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: $749,994.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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) 668-6800
Business Contact
 Gerald Entine
Title: Dr.
Phone: (617) 668-6800
Research Institution
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 promising compact detector design that can be operated with very high gain. This detector should provide high signal-to-noise ratio and excellent timing, position, and energy resolution, and should be low cost. Phase I demonstrated the feasibility of producing a solid-state, high gain photodetector, which achieved high resolution detection of scintillation light. In Phase II, the new photodectors will be optimized and scaled-up, their basic properties will be extensively characterized, and they will be evaluated for nuclear physics experiments. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The proposed detectors should be very useful in fundamental studies conducted for nuclear physics, 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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