Nanorod Array Solid State Neutron Detectors

Period of Performance: 01/01/2010 - 12/31/2010

$99.9K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Synkera Technologies Inc.
2605 Trade Centre Ave, Suite C
Longmont, CO 80503
Principal Investigator
Firm POC

Abstract

In this Phase I SBIR project, Synkera proposes to develop and commercialize solid-state neutron detectors of a unique architecture that will enable sensor modules for a variety of operating environment. The neutron detectors are based around nanoporous anodic aluminum oxide, and will be fabricated using a combination of gas-phase and solution-based deposition methods. The detectors will incorporate a schottky junction surrounding a neutron-conversion material. As part of this development effort we will develop the deposition methods required for the various components of the detector and use modeling to evaluate the feasibility of the design.