Protein Crystals as Patterning Elements for Nanostructured Optoelectronic Materials

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
1995
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
28753
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Astralux
2386 Vassar Drive, Boulder, CO, 80303
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Jacques Pankove
(303) 492-5470
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
We propose to develop a new technology for the parallel nanostructuring of optoelectronic materials. It calls for the molecular self-assembly of protein masks on a surface which has been primed with SAMs (self-assembled monolayers) which themselves have been modified, in a parallel process, by deep UV radiation. After the protein masks have been self-assembled, the process of "parallel nanometer molecular lithography" provides an entirely parallel methodology for the transfer of the nanometer-scale pattern of the mask to the substrate surface. The subsequent application of LE4 (low energy electron enhanced etching) to impress a deeper nanostructuring into the substrate material is a parallel process as well. The successful demonstration of electroluminescence from quantum dot arrays of crystalline silicon nanofabricated by the proposed techniques would provide the first advanced-concept material derived from this highly innovative approach.

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