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SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 22
Total Value of Awards $5.74MM
First Award Date 01/01/00
Most Recent Award Date 01/01/12

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Cantor Robin Cantor 22 Message

22 Awards Won

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 17 C-2012
Budget: 01/01/12 - 12/31/12

X-ray absorption spectroscopy is a widely used experimental technique for studying the composition and chemistry of materials and is one of the driving forces behind the explosive growth of synchrotron light sources and their increase in brightness by many orders of magnitude. However, advances in detector technology have not kept pace with adva...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 18 C-2011
Budget: 01/01/11 - 12/31/11

A new class of soft X-ray detectors based on superconducting tunnel junctions that offers both excellent energy resolution as well as high count rate capabilities is now becoming available. These advanced detectors operate at around 0.3 K and require a cryogenic refrigeration system and temperature control electronics for operation at this tempe...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 17 C-2011
Budget: 01/01/11 - 12/31/11

X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) is a powerful tool used to study the local molecular and electronic structure of specific elements in a broad range of samples ranging from chemicals and biological samples or tissues to soils and rocks. To achieve the utmost sensitivity, X-ray detectors are required that can separate the fluorescence signal o...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 10-1-S1
Budget: 01/01/10 - 12/31/10

An innovative thin-film magnetic thermometer with integrated superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) readout is described for fast, precision temperature measurements in the 10 mK range. The compact thermometer consists of a miniature DC SQUID susceptometer with a dilute paramagnetic alloy deposited in one of the two series-configure...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 18 C-2010
Budget: 01/01/10 - 12/31/10

A new class of soft X-ray detectors based on superconducting tunnel junctions that offer both excellent energy resolution as well as high count rate capabilities are now becoming available. These advanced detectors operate at around 0.3 K and require a cryogenic refrigeration system and temperature control electronics for operation at this tempe...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Institute of Standards and Technology
Topic: 2009
Budget: 01/01/09 - 12/31/09
PI: Unavailable

A key factor of international efforts to identify and suppress the supply of and demand for nuclear materials, and thereby to deter potential traffickers, is the ability to accurately identify contradicted material and ultimately to trace it back to its origin. Alpha particle spectroscopy is widely used in nuclear forensics to assay trace quanti...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 2009
Budget: 01/01/09 - 12/31/09

Ultra-sensitive Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID) sensors, which are critical components of key experiments in nuclear physics, are the most sensitive detectors of magnetic flux available. However, currently available SQUID readout electronics are extremely dated in terms of component availability, ultimate performance, and da...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 2008
Budget: 01/01/08 - 12/31/08

Ultra-sensitive Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID) sensors are the most sensitive detectors of magnetic flux available. Such SQUID-based sensor systems are critical components of key experiments in nuclear physics, including the search for the neutron electric dipole moment (nEDM) being carried out by Los Alamos National Laborat...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 06-1
Budget: 01/01/06 - 12/31/06

Future missions to study astrophysical sources at millimeter and submillimeter wavelengths require focal planes of 1000's of detectors that must operate at the background limit from cooled telescopes in space, couple efficiently to optical systems spanning wavelengths from 1 cm to 0.1 mm, allow precise measurements of polarization, and interface...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Institute of Standards and Technology
Topic: 2005
Budget: 01/01/05 - 12/31/05
PI: Unavailable

A low-cost superconducting transition edge sensor (TES) microcalorimeter spectrometer is described for high energy and high spatial resolution X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy and microanalysis. The proposed microcalorimeter instrument offers an energy resolution that is comparable to and potentially even better than wavelength dispersive sp...

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