Four Brookhaven National Laboratory projects have been comparison as finalists for a 2015 RD 100 awards, that respect a tip 100 proven technological advances of a past year as dynamic by a row comparison by RD Magazine.
The Brookhaven finalists are: The eValuator-3500: An application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) used in medical imaging, CZT-ElectrodePlus: a novel non-metallic electrode hit for use in a phony of deviation detectors, aSFCL: Active Superconducting Fault Current Limited for Electric Grid; and Binary Pseudo-Random Calibration Tool: a exam aspect for last imaging and profiling instrument modulation send functions.
“The Office of Technology Commercialization Partnerships is vehement to have 4 finalists for a RD 100 award,” pronounced Connie Cleary, “Our office’s goal is to foster a send of Brookhaven Lab’s technologies into a marketplace to advantage society. Being a finalist for a endowment serves as a approval that Brookhaven investigate has resulted in a technologically poignant product for a year.”
The winners will be announced during a RD 100 Awards Technology Conference Nov 12-13, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV.
About a Finalists
The photon-counting, energy-discriminating CZT detector, eValuator-3500 product, made by eV products, integrates a Brookhaven’s ASIC technology, also called as a Multiwindow ASIC (MWASIC). This detector complement can be used in medical imaging, and in confidence and industrial food inspection. The MWASIC integrated in a eValuator-3500 product provides really high rate photon counting capability with high fortitude and mixed appetite discrimination. The ASIC is optimized for pixelated or segmented CZT sensors, and has an fit readout intrigue that allows coexisting dimensions and information readout. In a corner acquiescence with eV Products, a licensee, it has been comparison as a finalist for a 2015 RD 100 Award in a Analytical/Test category. This MWASIC was grown by Gianluigi De Geronimo and Emerson Vernon of Brookhaven’s Instrumentation Division.
A novel non-metallic electrode hit formed on aluminum-doped ZnO (AZO) for use in a phony of CdZnTe X-ray and gamma-ray deviation detectors, CZT-ElectrodePlus will be used for inhabitant confidence and medical applications. The find was found to solve a long-standing technological plea of opening plunge of CdZnTe detectors and detector arrays caused by a bad hit adhesion and instability of a lead contacts used today, eventually heading to poignant improvements in a peculiarity of a devices. Performance enhancements have been demonstrated in CdZnTe detectors constructed for spectroscopy and imaging, as good as for deviation detectors built from other CdTe-based crystals. Utpal Roy of a Nonproliferation and National Security Department grown a record with other members of a semiconductor detector team, as good as collaborators during Norfolk State University, Virginia, led by Professor A.K Pradhan.
Fault stream limiters (FCL) are inclination that strengthen grid apparatus from error (short circuit) currents. The invention is a novel superconducting FCL that can broadcast a vast volume of electrical appetite during a “on” state but any combined conduction losses. The device can fast — within 1/8 of a cycle — miscarry a upsurge of appetite when an puncture such as a brief circuit occurs. The device is designed to be a compress FCL that can be commissioned in space-constrained civic substations. It also can be used to stabilise distributed generators for deregulated energy systems. Vyacheslav Solovyov and Qiang Li of Brookhaven’s Condensed Matter Physics Materials Science Department grown a technology.
The Binary Pseudo-Random Calibration Tool
This new record solves one of a many formidable problems in aspect form and imaging metrology: a quantitative characterization of a measuring instruments. Various aspect metrology techniques are used in most all branches of complicated industry, including interferometric microscopes, scanning and delivery nucleus microscopes, cat-scan microscopes, and atomic force microscopes. But while a metrology formula such as little images visually seem to be of a really high quality, from a metrological indicate of view, a trustworthiness of a totalled images suffers significantly from stipulations of a instrument performance.
This apparatus is dedicated to a calibration of imaging and profiling systems from a macroscale to a nanoscale, providing a tip fortitude ever achieved, 1.5 nanometers. It is used to impersonate all modernized imaging systems from interferometers to nucleus microscopes. Nathalie Bouet of Brookhaven’s National Synchrotron Light Source II and Peter Takacs from a Instrumentation Division grown a tool, together with researchers from Lawrence Berkeley and Argonne National Laboratories and Abeam Technologies, Inc.
The RD 100 Awards
Since 1987, Brookhaven Lab has won some-more than 30 of a prestigious RD100 awards that applaud a tip 100 proven technological advances of a year as judged by RD Magazine. These technologies embody innovative new materials, chemistry breakthroughs, biomedical products, consumer items, contrast equipment, and high-energy physics.