A Novel Position Sensitive Detector for Nuclear Radiation

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,365.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-01ER83144
Award Id:
52005
Agency Tracking Number:
65519B01-I
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 589, Forestdale, MA, 02644
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
AlanShipley
President
(508) 833-5042
amshipley@capecod.net
Business Contact:
AlanShipley
President
(508) 833-5042
amshipley@capecod.net
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
65519 Localized corrosion of materials used in energy production and conservation limits the lifetime of components made from these materials. Non-invasive methods are needed to determine the sequence of chemical changes that produce pits in aluminum alloys and crevices in titanium alloys and stainless steel. This project will develop a non-invasive video imaging technique to detect early stages of corrosion and provide detailed information about pitting rates and the kinetics of pit growth. In Phase I, digital image processing will be optimized by employing improved optics and cameras with wide-range pH indicators to highlight sites of corrosion, and initial sites will be located using refractive index changes induced by the dissolved corrosion products. Afterwards, the video imaging will be integrated with scanning microelectrode and current density mapping techniques. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by awardee: Non-destructive quality assays, which are efficient to build and operate, should lead to reduced production costs and longer product life.

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