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HETEROSTRUCTURES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
3890
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
3890
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ETOVIA SYSTEMS, INC.
8001 Lingay Drive Allison Park, PA 15101 0333
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: HETEROSTRUCTURES
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $45,950.00
 

Abstract:

THE GOAL OF PHASE I IS TO DEMONSTRATE AN ADVANCED TECHNIQUE FOR THE GROWTH OF MULTILAYERS OF MERCURY CADMIUM TELLURIDE (MCT) AT LOW TEMPERATURE (<350 DEG C) FOR IR DETECTOR APPLICATIONS. THE OBJECTIVES ARE TO OBTAIN: 1) GROWTH OF UNIFORM LARGE AREA DEVICE QUALITY LAYERS AT LOW TEMPERATURE. 2) MULTILAYER STRUCTURES INCLUDING N/P JUNCTIONS. THE LAYERS ARE GROWN BY A NEW VAPOR-PHASE METHOD WHICH YIELDS COMPOSITIONS COVERING THE ENTIRE ALLOY RANGE BETWEEN HGTE AND CDTE. INDEPENDENT CONTROL OF THE FOUR PRINCIPAL PARAMETERS THAT DETERMINE THE COMPOSITION; THE SUBSTRATE TEMPERATURE AND THE PARTIAL PRESSURES OF HG, CD AND TE IS ACHIEVED IN AN OPEN-TUBE SYSTEM THAT UTILIZES SEPARATE ELEMENTAL SOURCES. THE GROWTH OF DEVICE QUALITY EPILAYERS INCLUDING LAYERS SUITABLE FOR RESONANT OPTICAL CAVITY (ROC) APPLICATIONS, HAS ALREADY BEEN DEMONSTRATED. ANTICIPATED BENEFITS ARE: 1) THE PROCESS CAN MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF COST EFFECTIVE PRODUCTION AND SAFETY AND 2) THE REACTOR IS OF SIMPLE CONSTRUCTION AND UTILIZES THE ELEMENTS DIRECTLY. THE REACTOR IS PRESENTLY IN OPERATION AND INITIAL RESULTS INDICATE THAT THE OBJECTIVES CAN BE REALIZED.

Principal Investigator:

Paul vohl
6179380773

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Epitek Corp
76 Holton St Woburn, MA 01801

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