Development of IR Transparent, Electrical Conductive Mg Doped CuCrO2 Films for Spinel Windows

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$80,000.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68936-12-C-0082
Agency Tracking Number:
N112-145-1340
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N112-145
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
Materials & Electrochemical Research (MER) Corp.
7960 S. Kolb Rd., Tucson, AZ, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
147518286
Principal Investigator:
Sekyung Chang
Senior Research Engineer
(520) 574-1980
mercorp@mercorp.com
Business Contact:
James Withers
C.E.O.
(520) 574-1980
jcwithers@mercorp.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
This Phase I SBIR program proposes the development of infrared transparent, p-type conducting Mg doped CuCrO2 films (CuCr1-xMgxO2, CCMO), which has sheet resistance less than 10 ohms squared, as the replacement of the electrical conductive metal grids for Magnesium Aluminate Spinel (MgAl2O4) windows. The CCMO films deposited on spinel windows by RF Magnetron Sputtering System (RFMSS) will serve as electromagnetic shielding of electro-optic sensor electronics as well as an anti-reflective coating for spinel windows. By controlling the thickness of the CCMO films, the transmission of spinel windows will be more than 90% in the 3 to 5 fYm wavelength region.

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