Thin-Film Multiferroic Heterostructures for Frequency-Agile RF Electronics

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-11-C-0230
Agency Tracking Number: A11A-018-0276
Amount: $99,983.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: A11a-T018
Solicitation Number: 2011.A
Small Business Information
22207 Linda Drive, Torrance, CA, -
DUNS: 80803-593
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Huaping Li
 Principal Scientist
 (310) 983-3048
Business Contact
 Kosmas Galatsis
Title: Member
Phone: (310) 873-3024
Research Institution
 Charles Ahn
 Department of Applied Physics
P.O. Box 208284
New Haven, CT, 06520-8284
 (202) 432-4273
 Nonprofit college or university
We aim to undertake a Phase I study of multiferroic heterostructure thin film composite materials (CoFeB / PMN-PT) and their applications in high frequency (>10GHz) microwave passive circuit building blocks. In this Phase I investigation, Aneeve Nanotechnologies together with Prof Charles Ahn (Yale University) and Dr. Pedram Khalili (UCLA) will develop multiferroic heterostructure systems to demonstrate magneto-electrically tunable RF isolators. The project will consist of material sputter deposition (CoFeB/PMN-PT), material characterization (MOKE, SQUID, SEM, AFM), device design / fabrication (metallization, etching) and device RF testing (GHz range). Within Phase 1 we envisage to fabricate 2 batches of 20 devices focusing on key figures of merit.

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