DIAMOND TRANSMISSION X-RAY SOURCES

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$300,000.00
Award Year:
1993
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
11721
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Advanced Research & Applctns
425 Lakeside Drive, Sunnyvale, CA, 94086
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Jerel A Smith
Senior Physicist
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
X-RAY IMAGING AND INSPECTIONS PLAY AN INCREASING ROLE IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF MODERN MANUFACTURING TECHNIQUE. THE INCREASING DEMAND FOR HIGH-RESOLUTION INSPECTION AND FOR INSPECTION AS AN ADJUNCT TO CRITICAL MANUFACTURING STEPS HAS GENERATED A NEED FOR NEW, FLEXIBLE, COMPACT, HIGH-RESOLUTION SOURCES. THE USE OF THIN-FILM CONVERTORS MOUNTED ON COOLED DIAMOND TRANSMISSION SUBSTRATESPROMISES TO OPEN A BROAD RANGE OF NEW DESIGN TECHNIQUES. THIS PROGRAM WILL EVALUATE THE FEASIBILITY OF IMPLEMENTING THESE TECHNIQUES AND DEVELOP GUIDE LINES FOR DESIGN PARAMETERS. A COMBINATION OF SEMI-EMPIRICAL MODELING AND EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION WILL BE USED TO ATTACK THE CRITICAL PROBLEMS OF THIN-FILM ADHESION AND SUBSTRATE STRESS. USE OF COMBINATION NATURAL/SYNTHETIC DIAMOND STRUCTURES WILL ALSO BE STUDIED.

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