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Feedback-Controlled Detached Directional Solidification System

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
57359
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
000857
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
CapeSym, Inc.
6 Huron Drive Suite 1B Natick, MA 01760-1325
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Feedback-Controlled Detached Directional Solidification System
Agency: NASA
Contract: NAS8-02013
Award Amount: $595,552.00
 

Abstract:

It is proposed to develop a directional solidification system equipped with a novel sensor to maintain a separation gap between the crucible containing the charge and the solidifying charge. The interaction of crucible wall and the solidifying charge during growth of single crystals of electronics materials is known to influence generation of a myriad of defects with concomitant deleterious effect on the performance of these materials in device structures ranging from detectors to telecommunication equipment. The goal of this proposal is to develop the enabling technology for sensor-based feedback controlled growth of detached semiconductor crystals. The Phase I of this activity will focus on development of the sensor. The Phase II work will focus on integration of this sensor into a modified Bridgman system, development of the control algorithm, and growth of semiconductor crystals in the developed system.

Principal Investigator:

Shariar Motakef
P.I.
6177968882
motakef@capesim.com

Business Contact:

Shariar Motakef
President
7812373460
motakef@capesim.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Cape Simulations, Inc.
One Bridge Street Newton, MA 02458

EIN/Tax ID: 043183792
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No