Sydor Instruments Receives $1 Million Grant from Department of Energy

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$1,000,000 grant will fund novel SpectroCCD x-ray camera

Commercial embodiments of this technology will result in better resolution for existing beamlines and enable shorter, more economical beamlines for the future

Sydor Instruments announced today that it has been awarded a $1,000,000 Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR) Phase II grant from the Department of Energy. Sydor Instruments will use this grant in collaboration with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to develop a novel, direct-detection, soft x-ray imaging camera with five to ten times better position resolution than currently available technology. The Phase II program will implement the designs developed during Phase I and produce a beta prototype for testing at a soft inelastic x-ray scattering beamline.

“We are very pleased with being awarded this SBIR Phase II grant and would like to thank Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for its partnership and collaboration during this process. This grant from the Department of Energy reinforces the importance of further developing this technology which will significantly improve the ability to precisely characterize atomic structures which will in turn provide considerable benefits in terms of discovery and new material science. These detectors will be especially beneficial in any type of soft x-ray spectroscopic diagnostic. Commercial embodiments of this technology will result in better resolution for existing beamlines and enable shorter, more economical beamlines for the future,” stated Michael Pavia, President of Sydor Instruments.

About Sydor Instruments
Sydor Instruments (http://www.sydorinstruments.com) is a comprehensive diagnostics solution provider. We provide our customers with custom diagnostics, ultrafast imaging systems and ballistic imaging and test systems for a variety of applications in science and industry. Sydor Instruments specializes in streak cameras and single photon applications where the highest resolution and accuracy is required.

About the SBIR Program
The Small Business Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation’s R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.

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