Solid State Neutron Detector

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$59,800.00
Award Year:
1996
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
32069
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Elliot B. Kennel
(513) 766-2050
Business Contact:
() -
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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