Accession Number : ADD000441
Title : Thin Film MIS Photovoltaic Detector.
Descriptive Note : Patent Application,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
Personal Author(s) : Lile,D L
Report Date : 19 Jul 1973
Pagination or Media Count : 10
Abstract : The patent application concerns a thin film infrared photovoltaic detector and a technique for making a discrete detector and imaging arrays from polycrystalline semiconducting InSb films deposited on amorphous insulating substrates. The film is oxidized to provide an oxide layer over which semitransparent nickel counter-electrodes are then evaporated through a suitable aperture mask followed by a thick aluminum evaporation over the nickel in the region near the edge of the semiconductor to form a continuous metallic bridge between the active area and the area to which a lead is to be attached.
Descriptors : *Semiconducting films, *Metal oxide semiconductors, *Infrared detectors, Indium antimonides, Photovoltaic effect, Thin films, Epitaxial growth, Substrates, Vapor deposition, Nickel, Aluminum, Semiconductor junctions, Patents
Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Infrared Detection and Detectors
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE