Sydor Instruments announced today that it has been awarded a $150,000 SBIR/STTR Phase I grant from the Department of Energy. Sydor Instruments will use this grant in collaboration with Cornell University to advance the development of a novel fast framing hybridized x-ray imaging detector. The hybridized detector is capable of capturing a sequence of quantitative x-ray images at rates compatible with the most commonly used bunch sequences such as the Advanced Photon Source, which is a frame approximately every 150 ns. The Phase I effort will focus on transitioning the technology from prototype to a commercial instrument that will meet immediate and future detector needs for emerging applications in the study of fast irreversible processes.
“We are very pleased with being awarded this SBIR/STTR Phase I grant and would like to thank Cornell University for its partnership and collaboration during this process. This grant from the Department of Energy reinforces the importance of further developing this technology. The capabilities of modern x-ray light sources have opened up new areas of research in the study of in-situ fast irreversible processes. However, the ability to do such research is limited by the current state of detector technology. The ultimate commercialization of this detector will provide researchers with capabilities not available today in commercial x-ray detectors, and will enable scientists to study fast physical processes with unprecedented accuracy,” stated Michael Pavia, President of Sydor Instruments.