SBIR Phase I: Low Temperature Formation of Polycrystalline Ferroelectric BaTiO3 Thin Films

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$97,284.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0060082
Award Id:
52626
Agency Tracking Number:
0060082
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
700 Research Center Blvd., Fayetteville, AR, 72701
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DavidNelms
(501) 575-5614
nelms@amdconline.com
Business Contact:
DavidNelms
President/CEO
(501) 575-5614
nelms@amdconline.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop a process for growing ferroelectric, polycrystalline barium titinate (BaTiO3) thin-films, by anodic oxidation of polycrystalline titanium, in a barium hydroxide (BaOH2) electrolyte. By utilizing this novel, low-cost method of ferroelectric formation, it will be possible to obtain thin, uniform ferroelectric films at relatively low temperatures (less than 100C) that exhibit dielectric constants around 200. Though films of this nature find applications in various other electrical devices, the company will utilize this novel technology, if successful, for integral thin-film decoupling capacitors due to the significant advantages offered over traditional discrete decoupling capacitors. Another potential application is optical waveguides. Ferroelectric thin films have applications in thin-film passive components as well as optical waveguides.

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