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Low Defect Density Mercury Cadmium Telluride on Silicon by Bulk Layer Transfer

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
B2-1862
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA11-T002
Solicitation Number:
2011.A
Small Business Information
Srico, Inc.
2724 SAWBURY BOULEVARD COLUMBUS, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Low Defect Density Mercury Cadmium Telluride on Silicon by Bulk Layer Transfer
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0147-12-C-7169
Award Amount: $999,964.00
 

Abstract:

The goal of this STTR project is to develop an engineered growth substrate technology that will enable low defect MCT growth on silicon that is comparable in defect density to MCT grown on lattice matched CZT substrates. The layer transfer process elements demonstrated in Phase I will be further optimized to produce low defect density MCT on silicon substrates in Phase II. SRICO will achieve this by physical layer transfer of a bulk quality CZT layer to silicon by using wafer scale methods essentially the same as those used in the highly successful"Smart-cut"silicon-on-insulator (SOI) process. The effort will leverage SRICO"s state-of-the-art ion-slicing techniques for maintaining growth surface layer quality. Process optimization and small scale demonstration of quality MCT growths on engineered growth substrates will be performed in collaboration with SRICO"s STTR partner. Phase II would focus on optimization and scaling up of the technology and on demonstration of FPA device elements formed in the grown MCT films on the engineered substrates.

Principal Investigator:

Vincent Stenger
Principal Research Engineer
(614) 799-0664
judith@srico.com

Business Contact:

Sri Sriram
President&CEO
(614) 578-0684
sri@srico.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Srico, Inc.
2724 SAWBURY BOULEVARD COLUMBUS, OH -

EIN/Tax ID: 311344955
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Illinois at Chicago
1737 W. Polk Street
310 AOB, M/C 672
Chicago, IL 60612-7227
Contact: Mitra Dutta
Contact Phone: (312) 996-2862