Thin-Film Multiferroic Heterostructures for Frequency-Agile RF Electronics

Period of Performance: 09/06/2011 - 03/05/2012

$100K

Phase 1 STTR

Recipient Firm

Boston Applied Technologies, Inc.
6F Gill Street
Woburn, MA 01801
Principal Investigator
Firm POC

Research Institution

University of Minnesota
450 McNamara Alumni Center
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Institution POC

Abstract

In this proposal, Boston Applied Technologies, Incorporated (BATi) together with University of Minnesota proposes to develop a high quality epitaxially grown multiferroic thin film heterostructure through a simple wet chemical route, which has been demonstrated the capability of growing high quality multilayer films through nano-engineering and introducing proper buffer layers. The feasibility of developing of an electrically tunable RF isolator utilizing of the magnetoelectric coupling effect of the heterostructure will be evaluated.