Stable Tl-based Semiconductor Modules for Radiation Detection

Period of Performance: 03/15/2016 - 03/14/2017


Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Capesym, Inc.
6 Huron Drive Array
Natick, MA 01760
Firm POC, Principal Investigator


Thallium-Bromide is a promising semiconductor material for detection of gamma rays, primarily due its high atomic number, high electrical resistivity, and optimum bandgap energy. This program focuses on development of TlBr radiation detector modules for room temperature applications and demonstration of two types of Personal Radiation Detection (PRD) systems based on TlBr modules. A number of ANSI N42.32 compliant PRDs will be supplied to the government at the end of the program for evaluation.