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IV-II-VI Wide Bandgap Alloys and Superlattices

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
18143
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
18143
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ASTRALUX, INC.
2500 CENTRAL AVE. # 286 Boulder, CO 80301 2845
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: IV-II-VI Wide Bandgap Alloys and Superlattices
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

Astralux will develop IV-II-VI compound semiconductors by synthesizing compounds and characterizing their properties as a function of the deposition parameters. The material will be a combination of lattice-matched semiconductors that will be generated as alloys and superlattices. Electronic and optical properties will vary by adjusting the composition. The II-VI compound semiconductor has optical and piezoelectric properties that can enrich use of the technologically more advanced group I material. II-VI semiconductor piezoelectric properties can be used to generate acoustic waves, which permit acousto-optic modulation of light signals. Such modulation can be controlled by integrated circuits in the group IV semiconductor. The new technology for making IV-II-VI semiconductors is capable of automated deposition of epitaxial semiconductors at one-half of the substrate temperature used in more conventional methods.

Principal Investigator:

Christopher Walker, Phd
3037861442

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Astralux
2386 Vassar Drive Boulder, CO 80303

EIN/Tax ID: 841195333
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No