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ORGANOARSINE REPLACEMENTS FOR ARSINE IN MOCVD

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
18541
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
18541
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Technologies/Laboratories Intl
Advanced Technologies/Lab Intl 20010 Century Blvd, Ste 500 Germantown, MD 20874 0111
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: ORGANOARSINE REPLACEMENTS FOR ARSINE IN MOCVD
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

ORGANOMETALLIC VAPOR PHASE EPITAXY (OMVPE) IS A PROMISING TECHNIQUE FOR PRODUCING ULTRAHIGH PURITY III-V COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR. OMVPE CAN PRODUCE COMPLEX LAYERED STRUCTURES WITH THE ABRUPT INTERFACES REQUIRED FOR ADVANCED ELECTRONIC AND PHOTONIC DEVICES. UNFORTUNATELY, OMVPE CURRENTLY REQUIRES EXTREMELY TOXIC AND/OR PYROPHORIC GASES STORED UNDER PRESSURE IN LARGE VOLUMES. THESE GASES REPRESENT SERIOUS THREATS TO SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE BECAUSE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF WIDESPREAD DISCHARGE OF THE GASES ANS SUBSEQUENT HUMAN EXPOSURE. RECENTLY WE HAVE SHOWN THAT ARSINE FROM AN ON-DEMAND ARSINE GENERATOR YIELDS GAAS AND INGAAS OF QUALITY COMPARABLE TO OR BETTER THAN IS OBTAINED WITH ULTRAHIGH PURITY TANK ARSINE. THE GENERATOR IMPROVES SAFETY BY ELIMINATING LARGE ARSINE INVENTORIES AND PROVIDING A LOW PRESSURE SOURCES. ARSINE IS GENERATOR "JUST-IN-TIME" BY ADDING A LIQUID ACTIVATOR TO A SOLID PRESURSOR AND IS DELIVERED TO THE OMVPE SYSTEM THROUGH A UNIQUE PURIFICATION AND GAS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM. IN PHASE I WE WILL DEMONSTRATE THAT THE ARSINE GENERATION TECHNOLOGY WILL BE DEVELOPED THAT CAN BE USED IN THE CURRENT GENERATOR HARDWARE. THE NEW PHOSPHINE PRECURSOR WILL BE CONVERTED TO PHOSPHINE, WHICH WILL THEN BE PURIFIED, CHEMICALLY ANALYZED AND EVALUATED AS A SOURCE MATERIAL FOR OMPE OF INP AND INGAASP.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Walter Kosar
2307941100

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Technology
7 Commerce Drive Danbury, CT 06810

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No