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LANTHANUM-NITRIDE/SILICON SUPERLATTICE INFRARED DETECTOR BY MOCVD

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
15706
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15706
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SPIRE CORPORATION
1 PATRIOTS PARK BEDFORD, MA 01730-2396
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: LANTHANUM-NITRIDE/SILICON SUPERLATTICE INFRARED DETECTOR BY MOCVD
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $63,261.00
 

Abstract:

LANTHANUM NITRIDE IS A SEMI-METAL WITH A BANDGAP OF 40MRY AND A CRYSTAL LATTICE PARAMETER CLOSE TO THAT OF SILICON. IT HAS BEEN SUGGESTED THAT A SUPERLATTICE OF LAN AND SI CAN BE FASHIONED WITH AN EFFECTIVE GAP OF 0.1 EV, SUITABLE FOR LONG WAVELENGTH INFRARED DETECTION. IN PHASE I, SPIRE WILL ATTEMPT TO DEPOSIT LAN EPITAXIALLY ON SILICON BY LOW PRESSURE METALORGANIC CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION, AND MEASURE ITS ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES. LAN HAS NEVER BEEN DEPOSITED BEFORE BY CVD. THIS RESEARCH IS NOW POSSIBLE THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW SOURCE CHEMICALS RELATED TO STUDIES OF HIGH TEMPERATURE SUPERCONDUCTORS. FABRICATION OF A SUPERLATTICE STRUCTURE WOULD BE ATTEMPTED IN PHASE II.

Principal Investigator:

Anton C Greenwald Phd
Principal Investigator
6172756000

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Spire Corp
Patriots Park Bedford, MA 01730

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