Bulk Growth of Aluminum Nitride

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$685,100.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N0001401C0248
Award Id:
47546
Agency Tracking Number:
00-0807
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1019 Collier Road, Suite C1, Atlanta, GA, 30318
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
826426025
Principal Investigator:
VicenteMunne
Principal Research Engine
(404) 351-0005
vmunne@cermetinc.com
Business Contact:
JeffNause
President
(404) 351-0005
jnause@cermetinc.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The primary goal of Phase II will be to scale up the size of AlN single crystals and begin pilot production of crystals up to 2 inches in diameter using Cermet's physical vapor transport method. Cermet will employ a novel, proprietary crucible techniqueto allow the production of Al and AlN vapor with no contamination from the crucible. The vapor will then be deposited onto a seed in a nitrogen containing atmosphere in the form of AlN. Crystals will be characterized using x-ray diffraction and electronmicroscopy. This technique will provide BMDO with a source of high quality single crystal AlN wafers.This technology will provide a source for AlN single crystal wafers, which will be used in the fabrication of GaN laser diodes, high power nitridetransistors, nitride blue and white light emitting diodes, and nitride photodetectors.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government