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Low Temperature Deposition of LAB6 for Field Emitter Arrays

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
19564
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
19564
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ultramet
12173 Montague Street Pacoima, CA 91331-2210
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: Low Temperature Deposition of LAB6 for Field Emitter Arrays
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,453.00
 

Abstract:

CURRENT FIELD EMITTER ARRAYS HAVE ACHIEVED VALUES OF NORMALIZED TRANSCONDUCTANCE (97 S/cm2) AND AVERAGE ELECTRON CURRENT DENSITY (1 kA/cm2) THAT EXCEED THE LIMITS OF GRIDDED THERMIONIC CATHODES BY ORDERS OF MAGNITUDE. THE POTENTIAL APPLICATION OF FIELD EMETTERS TO TERAHERTZ, MICROWAVE, AND MILLIMETER-WAVE SOURCE TECHNOLOGY, HOWEVER, IS LIMITED BY THE LIFETIME OF THE EMITTER. IN THIS PHASE I PROGRAM, ULTRAMET PROPOSES TO DEMONTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF FABRICATING LANTHANUM HEXABORIDE (LaB6) MICRON-SCALEFIELD EMITTER ARRAYS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO BE OPERATED AT LOWER GATE VOLTAGES, THUS EXTENDING LIFETIME AND/OR INCREASING CURRENT DENSITY.

Principal Investigator:

Qin Jang
8188990236

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ultramet
12173 Montague Street Pacoima, CA 91331

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