Print Print  
Award Information
Proposal Number: SBIR11-1-SBIR11.1-001-FP-019
Proposal Title: Stilbene Production for Fast Neutron Detection
Topic Number: 11.1-001
Phase: Phase I
Topic Title: Development of commercial hand-held and backpack neutron detectors
Organization: Photonic Products Group, Inc.
Address: 181 Legrand Ave
Northvale, NJ 07647-2404  
Abstract: The detection of neutrons is a critical capability for homeland security applications. Helium-3-based proportional counters are commonly employed; however, the supply of He-3 is insufficient to meet the demand. A replacement for He-3 detectors should efficiently detect neutrons in a gamma-ray background and be commercially available at prices equivalent to comparable detectors prior to the He-3 shortage. Organic scintillation crystals such as stilbene offer direct fast neutron detection with good neutron-gamma discrimination, yet availability has historically limited their use. Recently, solution crystal growth has been proposed as an alternate route towards the production of organic scintillators. In Phase I, Photonic Products Group, Inc. will develop a capability for production of stilbene crystals for efficient fast neutron detection.
Award/Contract Number: HSHQDC-11-C-00108
Period of Performance: 10/01/2011 - 03/31/2012
Award/Contract Value: $149,851.40
Award/Obligated Amount: $149,851.40