Accession Number : ADA130789

Title :   Single Crystal Alloy Film Infrared Detectors.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 21 Jul 80-21 Jul 81,


Personal Author(s) : Amith,A ; Drinkwine,M ; Rozenbergs,J

PDF Url : ADA130789

Report Date : Oct 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : Activation techniques have been developed to produce enhanced performance and increased yield of PbS0.5 Se0.5 detectors with large area (2/2.3 x 10 to the minus two cm) for detection of infrared (ir) radiation in the 3 micrometers to 5 micrometers band. Incorporation of chloride at the Pb salt surface and/or heat treatment annealing of the detector have been effective in enhancing device performance. The heat treatment technique which produces a diffused Pb salt/Pb interface has given the best results in terms of performance and yield. These results do not preclude the necessity of obtaining high quality epitaxial Pb salt thin films as the basis for detector fabrication. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Single crystals, *Films, *Infrared detectors, *Annealing, Alloys, Activation energy, Lead compounds, Selenides, Infrared radiation, Heat treatment, Diffusion, Interfaces, Salts, Yield, Fabrication

Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Infrared Detection and Detectors
      Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE