P-Type ZnO

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-02ER83527
Agency Tracking Number: 70665S02-II
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Structured Materials Industries, Inc.
201 Circle Drive North, Suite 102/103, Piscataway, NJ, 08854
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Catherine Rice
 (732) 302-9274
 cerice1@comcast.net
Business Contact
 Gary Tompa
Phone: (732) 302-9274
Email: gstompa@aol.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
70665S02-II A range of microelectronic devices, including electroluminescent (EL) devices, OLEDs, LEDs, photovoltaics, chemical sensors, and lasers among others, would benefit immediately from a viable p-type transparent conductive oxide. None are routinely available, although there exists limited evidence that they could be made. This project will optimize an existing low-cost, scalable MOCVD (metal oxide chemical vapor deposition) technology to produce p-type transparent conductive oxides of good and repeatable quality, which ultimately would be made routinely available to device producers. In Phase I, MOCVD techniques were applied to produce p-type transparent and conductive oxides. The p-type material was achieved with relatively high conductivity on low-cost substrates. Phase II will further optimize the process for the production of p-type transparent conductive oxides. The applicability of the process to enable new products, specifically blue/UV LEDs, will be demonstrated. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by awardee: New p-type transparent/conductive oxides should enable improved OLED devices; alternative/enhanced EL devices; new photovoltaic devices (solar cells and/or photon detectors); oxide junction based chemical sensors; transparent transistors; and UV LEDs and lasers.

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