SYNTHESIS OF NEW HIGH SENSITIVITY PHASE CHANGE ERASABLE OPTICAL DATA STORAGE MATERIALS

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Amount:
$50,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
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Branch:
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Award Year:
1993
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
21579
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Energy Conversion Devics Inc.
1675 W Maple Rd, Troy, MI, 48084
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 David Strand
 (313) 280-1900
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Abstract
COMPUTING SYSTEMS THAT USE COMPLEX GRAPHIC AND IMAGE-BASED INFORMATION REQUIRE THE STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL OF VERY LARGE DATA FILES. OPTICAL DISK SYSTEMS OFFER THE LARGEST STORAGE CAPACITY OF ANY RANDOM ACCESS STORAGE SYSTEM. A MAJOR COST ITEM IN THESE DRIVES IS THE HIGH POWR LASER DIODE REQUIRED. THIS COST CAN BE REDUCED BY DEVELOPING MORE SENSITIVE OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIA SO THAT LOWER POWER, LESS EXPENSIVE LASER DIODES CAN BE USED. RESEARCHERS ARE APPLYING MATERIALS AND DEVICE DESIGN CONCEPTS TO DEVELOP ERASABLE OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIA SUITABLE FOR USE WITH LOWR POWER, LESS EXPENSIVE LASER DIODES. THE MATERIALS HAVE RAPID CRYSTALLIZATION KINETICS AND STABILITY IN BOTH STRUCTURAL PHASES.

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