GROWTH AND CHARACTERIZATION OF Cd(1-x)Zn(x)Te SINGLE CRYSTALS

Period of Performance: 01/01/1989 - 12/31/1989

$314K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Brimrose Corporation of America
P.O. Box 616 Array
Sparks, MD 21152
Principal Investigator

Abstract

BRIMROSE CORPORATION WILL DEVELOP A Cd(1-x)Zn(x)Te GROWTH SYSTEM WITH THE CAPABILITY OF 'IN SITU' VISUALIZATION OF GROWING INTERFACE. THIS WILL HELP GROW SUBSTRATE QUALITY Cd(1-x)Zn(x)Te CRYSTALS OF LARGE SIZE FOR ADVANCED INFRARED APPLICATION. THE MAJOR PARTS OF THIS SYSTEM ARE: (a) BRIDGMAN FURNANCE FOR THE GROWTH OF Cd(1-x)Zn(x)Te CRYSTALS AND (b) INFRARED IMAGING SYSTEM. THE WORK IS AIMED AT ACCOMPLISHING AN INTELLIGENT COUPLING BETWEEN GROWTH FURNACE AND INFRARED IMAGING IN A MANNER TO: (a) DEVELOP AN INTEGRATED UNIT OPERATION WHICH IS SIMPLE AND (b) TO COMBINE THE TWO SYSTEMS WHICH DOES NOT INTERFERE WITH FUNCTIONS OF EACH OTHER.