Solid State Neutron Detector

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 32069
Amount: $59,800.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1996
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Space Exploration Associates
P.O. Box 579, Cedarville, OH, 45314
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Elliot B. Kennel
 (513) 766-2050
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Phase I proposes to demonstrate an easy-to-operate, inexpensive room temperature neutron detector based on boron-doped diamond. The detector would produce an immediate signal related to low-level neutron irradiation. The concept exploits the high neutron absorption cross section of B-10, which results in excellent sensitivity. The charge carriers generated in the diamond by a neutron absorption event are easily detected by a biased pair of very low-current electrodes, permitting an extremely simple detector. Phase I, will demonstrate this by manufacturing a small detector and demonstrating its effectiveness using a small neutron source.

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