ZnO Based UV Detector

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: DASG60-02-P-0182
Agency Tracking Number: 02-0234
Amount: $69,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Cermet, Inc.
1019 Collier Road, Suite C1, Atlanta, GA, 30318
DUNS: 826426025
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Vicente Munne
 Principal Rsrch. Engineer
 (404) 351-0005
 vmunne@cermetinc.com
Business Contact
 Jeff Nause
Title: President
Phone: (404) 351-0005
Email: jnause@cermetinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
"The goal of this project is to demonstrate the feasibility of growing solar blind UV photodetectors made of zinc oxide. The primary goal of Phase I will be to demonstrate the growth of high quality homoepitaxial thin films of pure and alloyed ZnO usingCermet's MOCVD reactor and in-house fabricated ZnO substrates. Films will be analyzed using x-ray diffraction, PL, and electrical measurements. BMDO will benefit from this program by having a source of light and compact UV detectors unlike the present Sibased detectors that require bulky band filters. This technology will produce homoepitaxially grown ZnO-based solar blind UV photodetectors, which can be used for misssile plume detection, solar astronomy, intersatellite communications, and combustionengineering."

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