Production Crystal Growth System Design for Aluminum Antimonide (AlSb)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-05ER84140
Agency Tracking Number: 79504S05-I
Amount: $95,035.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: 47 a
Solicitation Number: DE-FG01-04ER04-33
Small Business Information
5379 Celeste Avenue, Livermore, CA, 94550
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Sherohman
 (925) 449-0761
Business Contact
 John Sherohman
Title: Dr.
Phone: (925) 449-0761
Research Institution
79504S05 The growth of large semi-insulating single crystals of aluminum antimonide (AlSb) for the potential application of room temperature, high-energy, gamma-ray radiation detection, needed for radiation detection, is hindered by the presence of melt slag during Czochralski crystal growth. This project will design a production crystal grower for the Al ¿ Sb system that allows growth of an semi-insulating AlSb crystal ingot without the presence of melt slag. In Phase I, a set of engineering drawings will be developed and produced for the aluminum antimonide production crystal growth system. Phase II will construct and operate a crystal growth system for the production of large (three-inch diameter) semi-insulating crystals of AlSb. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: In addition to the application for radiation detection, a crystal growth system for the manufacture of large semi-insulating aluminum antimonide single crystals should have application to low-noise, low-power, high-speed electronic antimonide/arsenide heterostructure devices.

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