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ATOMIC LAYER CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION OF ALGAN FOR SOLAR BLIND ULTRAVIOLET…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
5506
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
5506
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Apa Optics, Inc.
2950 Ne 84th Lane Blaine, MN 55449
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: ATOMIC LAYER CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION OF ALGAN FOR SOLAR BLIND ULTRAVIOLET DETECTORS
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $452,000.00
 

Abstract:

USE OF ATOMIC LAYER EPITAXY IS BEING INVESTIGATED FOR GROWING SINGLE CRYSTAL ALGAN LAYERS. THE FORMATION OF NITROGEN VACANCIES IS EXPECTEDTO BE SUPPRESSED BY THE UNIQUE ATOMIC LAYER DEPOSITIONS AND THE EXCITATION OF NH3 GAS BY A LASER SOURCE. THIS SHOULD RESULT IN HIGH QUALITY LARGE AREA SINGLE CRYSTAL LAYERS OF ALGAN WHICH COULD BE USED TO MAKE SOLAR BLIND ULTRA-VIOLET (UV) SENSORS. THESE THIN EPI-LAYERS COULD ALSO BE USED AS SHARP CUT-OFF RUGGED SOLAR BLIND PHOTOCATHODES. ULTRA-VIOLET SENSORS MADE FROM THE MATERIAL ARE USABLE ALSO IN FIRE PROTECTION AND BOILER SAFETY SYSTEMS. ULTRA-VIOLET SENSING IS THE BASIS FOR SEVERAL DEFENSE AND COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS. THESE INCLUDE FLAME SENSING, MISSILE PLUME DETECTION AND UV SPECTROSCOPY. FLAME SENSING IS A KEY SAFETY REQUIREMENT FOR ALL COMMERCIAL BOILER SYSTEMS AND INSTALLATIONS DEALING WITH OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION.

Principal Investigator:

Dr M A Khan
6127844995

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Apa Optics Inc.
2950 Ne - 84th Ln Blaine, MN 55432

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