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Proposal Number: SBIR11-1-SBIR11.1-003-FP-006-II
Proposal Title: Low -Stress Growth of BaBrI and CsBa2I5 Scintillators
Topic Number: 11.1-003
Phase: Phase II
Topic Title: Growth & Characterization of New, Promising Advanced Scintillator Materials
Organization: CapeSym, Inc.
Address: 6 Huron Drive
Suite 1B
Natick, MA 01760-1325  
Abstract: The recent discovery of Eu activated alkali-earth halide scintillators promises to revolutionize remote detection and identification of radioisotopes. This proposal addresses the development of methods for production of large-volume, high-quality CsBa2I5scintillators. High-quality, low-cost scintillators for detection of gamma-rays are needed for monitoring of nuclear non-proliferation and homeland security. The same scintillators can be used to significantly improve the performance and lower the cost of applications involving X-ray detection in nuclear medicine imaging and diagnostics , X-ray detectors for non-destructive testing, and environmental contamination monitoring. The work proposed here promises to result in production of scintillators for government and commercial applications with much higher performance and at much lower cost than currently available
Award/Contract Number: HSHQDC-12-C-00048
Period of Performance: 09/06/2012 - 09/05/2014
Award/Contract Value: $500,000.00
Award/Obligated Amount: $500,000.00