Development of Multilayer High-Temperature Superconducting Films with High-Power Handling Capability

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-06-C-0090
Agency Tracking Number: F064-014-0571
Amount: $99,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-T014
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
10000 Virginia Manor Road, Suite 300, Beltsville, MD, 20705
DUNS: 621757913
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Solomon Kolagani
 Director, Thin Films
 (301) 210-1010
Business Contact
 Thomas Hennigan
Title: Controller/Treasurer
Phone: (301) 210-1010
Research Institution
 Frank D Schimmoller
 244 Wood Street
Lexington, MA, 02420
 (781) 981-7035
 Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)
The primary objective of this STTR is to develop thick, high-temperature superconducting (HTS) multi-layer heterostructures for high-power handling microwave devices and with reduced nonlinearities. Building on the resources of Neocera’s materials research on HTS heterostructures and MIT Lincoln Laboratories vast knowledge on nonlinear behavior of HTS films at microwave frequencies, this STTR Phase I seeks to establish the feasibility of the proposed approach. Thick, multilayer YBCO/CeO2 film stacks, with alternating YBCO and CeO2 layers will be deposited by Pulsed Laser Deposition technique at Neocera. The films will be patterned to form stripline resonators and will be characterized for their nonlinear behavior at MIT Lincoln Laboratories. Third order intermodulation distortion measurements will be carried out as a function of power from -50 dBm to +30 dBm and temperatures from 1.8K to Tc to establish the proposed feasibility and to verify improved nonlinearities.

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