Novel Transparent Conductors for EMI Shielding of Sensor Windows

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-02-C-0215
Agency Tracking Number: N012-0130
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Sienna Technologies, Inc.
19501 144th Avenue NE Suite F-500, Woodinville, WA, 98072
Duns: 015577190
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ender Savrun
 (425) 485-7272
Business Contact
 Canan Savrun
Title: Vice-President
Phone: (425) 485-7272
Research Institution
"The Phase I work demonstrated the feasibility of hard,electrically conductive novel ceramic thin films suitable forreducing electromagnetic interference while still permitting hightransmittance in the infrared region. However, no performanceoptimization was performed. The Phase II program will continuewith the success achieved in Phase I by expanding on materials-related issues. The work initiated in Phase I will be extended(i) to control the chemical composition and microstructure of thefilms to maximize both EMI shielding and IR transmission, (ii) toprepare sputtering targets having the optimized compositions,(iii) to control microstructure, crystallinity, and orientationof the deposited films to maximize carrier mobility, and (iv) toscale up the developed films and processes on large windowmaterials. Several dopants of various concentrations will beadded to already established materials. Sputtering targets ofhigh purity will be fabricated via pressureless sintering.Coating on test windows will be prepared via sputtering.Prepared windows will be tested for EM attenuation, IRtransmission, and erosion resistance. BENEFITS: Potential commercial applications include architectural shielding in industrial environments, view windows on magnetic resonance imaging systems, windows in embassy buildings and other governmentinstallations, view IR windows on all types of electronic equipment and instrumentation, and transparent electrodes

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