Nuclear Physics Particle and Radiation Detection Systems, Nuclear Targets and High Radiation Environment Beam Transport Components

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,100.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-07ER84744
Award Id:
84054
Agency Tracking Number:
82456
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3825 Lancaster Pike, Wilmington, DE, 19805
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
621073191
Principal Investigator:
Joseph Tabeling
Dr
(302) 999-1132
services@usapplieddiamond.com
Business Contact:
Peter Morton
Dr
(302) 999-1132
pete@ddk.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Longer-lived stripper foils operating in present-day DOE accelerator facilities, with elements up to mass 100, would provide substantial operating savings and reduced radiation exposure to maintenance personnel. However, the next generation of rare isotope facilities would need even more robust stripper foils to survive exposure to higher-power density beams of even heavier elements, up to uranium. Thin CVD diamond foils present a potential improvement over the amorphous carbon foils currently in use, because of their superior thermal properties, stronger carbon bonding, and increased strength. This project will: (1) identify which CVD diamond characteristics contribute to long life, (2) develop foils with neutral stress profiles, and (3) fabricate stripper foils using this knowledge. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: While the DOE accelerator facilities are the primary beneficiaries of this technology, commercial accelerators used in radioisotope production also would benefit from the savings due to longer-lived foils. High quality, neutral stress diamond membranes also should find application in x-ray lithography, x-ray windows, high energy beam targets and detectors.

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