Production Crystal Growth System Design for Aluminum Antimonide (AlSb)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$95,035.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-05ER84140
Award Id:
72487
Agency Tracking Number:
79504S05-I
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
5379 Celeste Avenue, Livermore, CA, 94550
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
John Sherohman
Dr.
(925) 449-0761
alsbcrystaltec@comcast.net
Business Contact:
John Sherohman
Dr.
(925) 449-0761
alsbcrystaltec@comcast.net
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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