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Fabrication Technology for Oxide Film Heterostructure Devices

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
90225
Program Year/Program:
2009 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F08B-T22-0054
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Structured Materials Industries
201 Circle Drive North Unit # 102 Piscataway, NJ 08854-3723
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Fabrication Technology for Oxide Film Heterostructure Devices
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-09-C-0163
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

In this STTR program, Structured Materials Industries, Inc. (SMI) and our STTR partners will develop commercially viable fabrication technology for oxide heterostructure based nano electronic devices. Oxide heterostructure devices, consisting of a polar oxide such as LaAlO3 and a non-polar oxide such as SrTiO3, offer a novel route to nano devices. Although the initial concepts for 2 DEG oxide heterostructures have been demonstrated, the critical fabrication technology to build these devices at nanometer dimensions is still needed. This STTR will address this critical need, and develop film deposition technology for high-quality, crystalline polar oxide films, with mono-layer thickness control. Although the primary program emphasis will be on film deposition, we will also address issues for patterning and contact formation, as enabling technology to demonstrate fully functional prototypes in Phase II. BENEFIT: Oxide heterostructures offer the potential for nanoscale devices for both logic and memory applications. The advantages include high information density, high speed and low power requirements, due to the small device dimensions, and inherent radiation hardness, since no charge storage is involved. In Phase III, SMI will implement the oxide heterostructure based memory devices in applications of value to the Air Force. SMI will also commercialize the technology resulting from this STTR program for a wide range of other military, commercial, scientific and space applications.)

Principal Investigator:

Nick M. Sbrockey
Senior Scientist
7323029274
sbrockey@structuredmaterials.com

Business Contact:

Gary S. Tompa
President
7323029274
GSTompa@structuredmaterials.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Structured Materials Industries
201 Circle Drive North Unit # 102 Piscataway, NJ 08854

EIN/Tax ID: 223175106
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Drexel University
Office of Research
3201 Arch Street Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Contact: Margaret Vigiolto
Contact Phone: (215) 895-2311
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university