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NOVEL ORGANOSELENIUM SOURCE REAGENTS FOR MOCVD OF ZINC SELENIDE

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
17256
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
17256
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Technologies/Laboratories Intl
Advanced Technologies/Lab Intl 20010 Century Blvd, Ste 500 Germantown, MD 20874 0111
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: NOVEL ORGANOSELENIUM SOURCE REAGENTS FOR MOCVD OF ZINC SELENIDE
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

ZINC SELENIDE (ZNSE) HAS IMPORTANT POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS ASA MATERIAL FOR VISIBLE LIGHT EMITTING DEVICES AND SHORT WAVELENGTH LASERS FOR DISPLAY APPLICATIONS. METALORGANIC CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION (MOCVD) OF ZNSE IS THE MOST PROMISING PRODUCTION METHOD BUT IS HAMPERED BY ITS USE OF HYDROGEN SELENIDE, AN EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS AND TOXIC GAS. HYDROGEN SELENIDE ALSO HAS SIGNIFICANT PERFORMANCE DISADVANTAGES BECAUSE IT UNDERGOES ROOM TEMPERATURE GAS PHASE REACTION WITH DIALKYLZINC REAGENTS LEADING TO POOR GROWTH UNIFOMITY AND MORPHOLOGY. INITIAL ATTEMPTS TO REPLACE HYDROGEN SELENIDE WITH ORGANOSELENIUM SOURCE REAGENTS HAVE MET WITH LIMITED SUCCESS DUE TO HIGH GROWTH TEMPERATURES AND CARBON CONTAMINATION OF THE DEPOSITED FILMS. THIS PHASE I PROGRAM WILL INVESTIGATE NOVEL ORGANOSELENIUM REAGENTS BASED ON RATIONAL MOLECULAR DESIGN AND UNDERSTANDING OF DECOMPOSITION MECHANISMS. PHASE II WILL ALLOW FOR THE SCALE-UP AND PURIFICATION OF THE OPTIMAL REAGENT FOR THE PRODUCTION OF ZNSE.

Principal Investigator:

Douglas C. Gordon
2037941100

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Technology Materials
7 Commerce Dr Danbury, CT 06810

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