LOW WORK FUNCTION SURFACES BY ION BEAM TECHNIQUES

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Amount:
$50,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1988
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
7589
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Spire Corp
Patriots Park, Bedford, MA, 01730
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 DR WARD HALVERSON
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Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
HIGH YIELD SECONDARY ELECTRON SURFACES HOLD PROMISE FOR IMPROVED ELECTRON MULTIPLYING DEVICES SUCH AS PHOTOMULTIPLIERS AND MICROCHANNEL PLATES. ION IMPLANTATION AND ION BEAM MIXING OFFER A DIRECT MEANS OF ALLOYING LOW WORK FUNCTION ELEMENTS INTO THE NEAR SURFACE REGION OF SUBSTRATES. PRELIMINARY WORK HAS SHOWN PROMISE AND THE PROPOSED EFFORTS WILL TEST THE FEASIBILITY OF PRODUCING STABLE LONG-LIVED WORK FUNCTION SURFACES BY DIRECT ION IMPLANTATION AND ION BEAM MIXING OF SELECTED ELEMENTS (E.G.,BA AND CS) INTO ELECTRON EMITTING SURFACES.

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