Our technologies can be used for a many different applications relating to a wide array of disciplines.
Neutron radiography and tomography are proven techniques for the nondestructive testing of manufactured components.
Neutrons pass through high-density metals easily and provide detailed information about internal, low-density materials. This property is extremely important for many components that require nondestructive evaluation, including engine turbine blades, munitions, spacecraft components, and composite materials. Our imaging center provides comprehensive and state-of-the-art neutron imaging of the highest quality standards for industrial parts such as aircraft turbine blades without the need for a nuclear reactor.
The use of weaponized Special Nuclear Material (SNM) and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) are a dangerous security threat. Fissile materials found in SNM and IEDs emit intense bursts of neutrons and gamma rays when bombarded with neutrons, which can be detected and used to locate potential threats.
Our neutron source generates over 1,000 times more neutrons than other off-the-shelf technologies, making it capable of rapidly detecting explosives rapidly from much greater standoff distances. This explosives detection system has the potential to save thousands of lives of both warfighters and civilians every year.
Molybdenum-99 decays into Technetium-99m, the most commonly used medical imaging isotope in the world, used in almost 100,000 procedures per day. There are currently no major domestic sources for moly-99 and production methods are limited due to the reliance on a handful of reactor facilities. Our parent company SHINE Technologies has developed a process using our strong D-T neutron source to produce moly-99 without the use of a reactor in a way compatible with the existing supply chain.
Our core ion source and accelerator technology has been modified for ion implantation applications in the semiconductor industry, with an emphasis on providing high current H+ and He+ ion beams at energies ranging from 50-400 keV. In addition, a high current, extended lifetime negative ion source based on our core ion source technology is also under development. H- beam current above 1 mA at 30 keV has been demonstrated, and work is ongoing to further increase beam current and test the system with other ion species, including He- and N-. The lifetime of this source is expected to be several months to years.
We are continually investigating further potential applications for our core technology. Even if it’s unique parts or services, get in touch with us. We’re always eager to accept a challenge or create something new.