Vortex-Avalanche Device for Photo-Detection Based on High-Temperature Superconducting Films

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 18181
Amount: $59,435.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1992
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Po Box 380379, East Hartford, CT, 06138
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Fenner
 (203) 528-9806
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Research Institution
AVALANCHE PHOTO DETECTOR. With this novel design, enhanced sensitivity and high speed can be obtained in a high-temperature superconductor (HTSC) microelectronic device, using a shingle layer of HTSC thin film. A collaboration between David Genner's group at Advanced Fuel Research Inc, (East Hartford, CT) and Prof. J.I. Budnick's group at University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT) will seek to demonstrate this improtant application for the motion of magnetic-flux vortices in type-II superconductors. The novel pile up and avalanche of the vortices has enormous potential for Phase 2 exploitation as a new basis for HTSC device physics. Government market: IR and Optical spectroscopy, detector array and imaging.

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