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DIAMOND P-N JUNCTION COLD CATHODE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
18327
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
18327
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Applied Sciences, Inc.
141 W. Xenia Ave. PO Box 579 Cedarville, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: DIAMOND P-N JUNCTION COLD CATHODE
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $51,976.00
 

Abstract:

A COLD CATHODE CAPABLE OF DELIVERING SEVERAL HUNDRED AMPS PER SQUARE CENTIMETER (UNDER AMBIENT CONDITIONS WITHOUT THE INTRODUCTION OF CESIUM VAPOR) WOULD BE VALUABLE FOR A NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS IN HIGH POWER HIGH FREQUENCY ELECTRONICS. ONE OF THE MOST HIGHLY SOUGHT APPLICATIONS IS THAT OF CATHODE RAY TUBE VISUAL DISPLAYS. DECREASED VOLTAGE REQUIREMENTS WOULD SIMPLIFY THE POWER SUPPLY REQUIREMENTS AND ALLOW A SHORTER CRT TO BE MANUFACTURED. THIS IS OF OBVIOUS UTILITY FOR AEROSPACE APPLICATIONS AND COULD ALSO BE VERY ATTRACTIVE FOR CONSUMER VIDEO DISPLAYS AS WELL. A METHOD IS DESCRIBED HEREIN FOR MANUFACTURING A COLD CATHODE DEVICE USING P-TYPE DIAMOND IN DIRECT CONTACT WITH HIGHLY DOPED N-TYPE SILICON. UNLIKE OTHER SCHEMES FOR USING DIAMOND AS A CATHODE MATERIAL, THERE IS NO NEED TO MANUFACTURE N-TYPE DIAMOND. ANTICIPATED BENEFITS: COLD CATHODES CAN BE USED FOR LOWER VOLTAGE, COMPACT CATHODE RAY TUBES FOR VIDEO MONITORS AND DISPLAYS. WIDESPREAD AEROSPACE AND COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS ARE EXPECTED.

Principal Investigator:

Elliot Kennel
5137662050

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Space Exploration Assoc.
141 W. Xenia Avenue, P.o. Box 579 Cedarville, OH 45314

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