Contract: $299,999 - National Institute of Standards and Technology - Jun. 23, 2009
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Award Description: This project uses the smart-cut methods to produce high performance and advanced functionality lithium tantalate pyroelectric sensors. The thin film platform would enable the production of new, high performance pyroelectric detectors, power meters, energy meters, broadband radiometers, custom OEM detectors, and multi-element imaging sensors.
Project Description: SRICO visited NIST to kick off the project. Project objectives and technical approaches were reviewed. In addition to the wet etch slicing approach demonstrated in Phase I, thermal ion slicing will be pursued in the effort to scale up to larger area thin film pyroelectric detectors. Thermal ion slicing has the potential to yield larger area, more uniform, and thinner pyroelectric films in a simpler and lower cost process relative to the wet etching approach. An approach to form large uniform area films by wet etch ion slicing has been identified. Preparations are underway to produce silicon carrier chips for the large area thin films. Two candidate absorber coatings have been identified and preliminary experimental results are introduced.
Jobs Summary: Retained 6 jobs, including 2 jobs at the sub. Descrioption of jobs retained: Project Engineer, Principal Engineer, Senior Engineer, Device Engineer, Fabrication Engineer, Process Engineer. Created one new job for a fresh materials science graduate as a Process Engineer. (Total jobs reported: 7)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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