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Solar Blind MgZnO Photodetectors

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2013 / STTR
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Small Business Information
Agnitron Technology
MN Eden Prairie, MN 55346-2506
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Solar Blind MgZnO Photodetectors
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-13-P-0024
Award Amount: $149,590.00


This Phase I program is focused on enhancement of the performance of MgZnO based solar blind detectors. MgZnO alloys have superior optoelectronic properties with bandgaps suitable for solar blind detection. Issues related to doping and miscibility will be addressed. This will involve the use of advanced MOCVD and MBE growth techniques and consideration of both Schottky and p-n junction devices. Novel doping strategies will be explored as well as the use of nearly lattice matched oxide substrates. Optimal device design will be achieved with the aid of simulation software. Detectors will be fabricated to demonstrate the feasibility of the technology. These robust, compact devices are sought as replacements for photomultiplier tubes in current use.

Principal Investigator:

Andrei Osinsky
President and CEO
(952) 937-7505

Business Contact:

Ross Miller
Technology Development Manager
(952) 937-7505
Small Business Information at Submission:

Agnitron Technology Inc.
14530 Martin Dr. Suite B Eden Prairie, MN -

EIN/Tax ID: 262833756
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
North Carolina State University
Physics Department
Box 7518
Raleigh, NC 27695-
Contact: John Rowe
Contact Phone: (919) 515-3225