Solar Blind MgZnO Photodetectors

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$149,590.00
Program:
STTR
Contract:
W911NF-13-P-0024
Solitcitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Number:
2013.A
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
2013
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
A13A-006-0279
Solicitation Topic Code:
A13A-T006
Small Business Information
Agnitron Technology Inc.
14530 Martin Dr., Suite B, Eden Prairie, MN, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
054898964
Principal Investigator
 Andrei Osinsky
 President and CEO
 (952) 937-7505
 andrei.osinsky@agnitron.com
Business Contact
 Ross Miller
Title: Technology Development Manager
Phone: (952) 937-7505
Email: ross.miller@agnitron.com
Research Institution
 North Carolina State University
 John Rowe
 Physics Department
Box 7518
Raleigh, NC, 27695-
 (919) 515-3225
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This Phase I program is focused on enhancement of the performance of MgZnO based solar blind detectors. MgZnO alloys have superior optoelectronic properties with bandgaps suitable for solar blind detection. Issues related to doping and miscibility will be addressed. This will involve the use of advanced MOCVD and MBE growth techniques and consideration of both Schottky and p-n junction devices. Novel doping strategies will be explored as well as the use of nearly lattice matched oxide substrates. Optimal device design will be achieved with the aid of simulation software. Detectors will be fabricated to demonstrate the feasibility of the technology. These robust, compact devices are sought as replacements for photomultiplier tubes in current use.

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