Accession Number : ADD000078

Title :   Plastic Mounting of Epitaxially Grown IV-VI Compound Semiconducting Films.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Schoolar,Richard B ; Lequin,Doris S ; Mathews,Harry E , Jr ; Culpepper,Ronald M

Report Date : 06 Nov 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : This invention relates generally to epitaxial films of the IV--VI compound semiconductor and their alloys and more particularly to epitaxial films of these semiconductors mounted on plastic. Lead sulfide and lead selenide polycrystalline films have been used as infrared detectors for many years. Although these detectors can be made very sensitive, their detectivities are generally limited by current noise. This invention provides epitaxial films mounted on a substrate wherein the devices prepared from said films have relatively low current noise and are not fragile.

Descriptors :   *Epitaxial growth, *Semiconducting films, *Patents, Sulfides, Selenides, Tellurides, Lead compounds, Lead sulfides, Tin compounds, Infrared detectors, Substrates, Epoxy resins

Subject Categories : Infrared Detection and Detectors
      Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE