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Solar Blind MgZnO Photodetectors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-13-P-0024
Agency Tracking Number: A13A-006-0279
Amount: $149,590.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A13A-T006
Solicitation Number: 2013.A
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2013
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2013-09-26
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2014-03-21
Small Business Information
14530 Martin Dr. Suite B
Eden Prairie, MN -
United States
DUNS: 054898964
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Andrei Osinsky
 President and CEO
 (952) 937-7505
Business Contact
 Ross Miller
Title: Technology Development Manager
Phone: (952) 937-7505
Research Institution
 North Carolina State University
 John Rowe
Physics Department Box 7518
Raleigh, NC 27695-
United States

 (919) 515-3225
 Nonprofit College or University

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.

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