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S.M.A.R.T. Laboratory Research Projects
Novel radiation detectors are always under development at the KSU S.M.A.R.T. Laboratory, such as geometrically weighted Frisch grid detectors, Frisch-collar CdZnTe detectors, micro-pocket fission detectors, microstructured semiconductor neutron detectors, GaAs self-biased low power neutron detectors, and pixelated semiconductor neutron imaging detectors. At present, 14 patents have been awarded to S.M.A.R.T. Laboratory researchers for various detector designs with several more patents still pending. Students and faculty using the S.M.A.R.T. Laboratory have generated over 180 papers in the period of its existence.
S.M.A.R.T. Laboratory research has been supported with funds supplied from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Defense through DTRA, Sandia National Laboratories, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Spire Corporation, Radiation Safety Engineering, Inc., Instrumentation Associates, Lockheed-Martin, Argonne National Laboratories, and the U.S. Department of Energy through the NERI and the NEER programs. The rapid growth of the laboratory has also been assisted by equipment donations from Sandia National Laboratories, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, IBM Corporation, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, MOXTEK, Inc., Renaissance Instruments, University of Michigan, Cornell University.
Numerous high-speed GaAs photoconductors, specially fabricated for radiation pulse measurements, prepared to ship out to a customer.
CdZnTe Crystal Growth