HIGH RESISTIVITY SPIN-ON COATING FOR THIN FILM RESISTORS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 9516
Amount: $460,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1990
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Brewer Science Inc.
Po Box Gg - 2401 High Tech Dr, Rolla, MO, 65401
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mary G Moss
 (314) 364-0300
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
RECENT ADVANCES IN THE AREA OF SEMICONDUCTING POLYMERS HAVE MADE AVAILABLE A NEW CLASS OF MATERIALS WHICH HAVE CONDUCTIVITIES IN THE PROPER RANGE FOR SYNAPTIC CONNECTIONS FOR NEURAL NETWORKS. THIS STUDY WILL INVESTIGATE THIS TECHNOLOGY IN FOUR TASKS: DETERMINATION OF SPIN-COATING PARAMETERS, MEASUREMENT OF ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES, EVALUATIONOF STABILITY AND REPRODUCIBILITY, AND FABRICATION AND TESTING OF SMALL-GEOMETRY RESISTORS REPRESENTING THE SYNAPTIC CONNECTIONS. THE GOAL OF THE PROJECT IS TO DETERMINE THE UTILITY OF THIS CLASS OF POLYMERS FOR NEURAL NETWORK APPLICATIONS AND TO EVALUATE THEIR PROPERTIES FOR MORE GENERAL APPLICATIONS IN MICROELECTRONICS. THE AVAILABILITY OF A STABLE AND REPRODUCIBLE MATERIAL WITH A RESISTIVITY OF ABOUT 100KOHMS/CM**2 IS A PROBLEM FOR NEURAL NETWORKS AS WELL AS ANY SMALL-GEOMETRY ANALOG CIRCUITRY. A SPIN-COATABLE THIN FILM RESISTIVE MATERIAL WOULD FILL A GENERAL NEED IN THE INTEGRATED CIRCUIT INDUSTRY.

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