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HIGH THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY SINTERED A1N

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
6979
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6979
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Technology Holding, LLC
350 W 800 N Suite 250 Salt Lake City, UT 84103-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: HIGH THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY SINTERED A1N
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

ALUMINUM NITRIDE (A1N) IS AN IMPORTANT CANDIDATE MATERIAL FOR ADVANCED PACKAGING OF INTEGRATED CIRCUITS AS A HIGH THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY ALTERNATIVE TO BERYLLIUM OXIDE THAT COULD POTENTIALLY BE MADE AVAILABLE AT LOW COST. MUCH EXPERIMENTAL WORK HAS BEEN CONDUCTED ON A1N, BUT THE TECHNOLOGY STILL HAS NOT REACHED A LEVEL SUITABLE FOR APPLICATION. ADVANCES ARE NEEDED ESPECIALLY IN SINTERING TECHNOLOGY AND IN TAILORING THE MICROSTRUCTURE/PHASE COMPOSITION TO OPTIMIZE THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY, DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES, AND EASE OF METALLIZATION. A COMBINATION OF THERMODYNAMICS AND EXPERIMENTATION WILL BE USED TO ACHIEVE AN IMPROVED FUNDAMENTAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE INTERRELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN OF THE DENSIFICATION, COMPOSITION, MICROSTRUCTURE, AND PROPERTIES. SPECIFICALLY, PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS AND PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH INDICATE THAT OXIDE ADDITIONS CAN BE DEVELOPED FOR A1N THAT PROVIDE A LIQUID PHASE DURING SINTERING AND AT THE SAME TIME ACT AS A GETTER TO REMOVE OXYGEN DISSOLVED IN THE A1N--THUS INCREASING THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Raymond A Cutler
8019722455

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ceramatec Inc.
2425 S 900 W Salt Lake City, UT 84119

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