Accession Number : AD1038699

Title :   Cross Linked Metal Particles for Low Noise Bolometer Materials

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,02 Apr 2015,01 Oct 2016

Corporate Author : Washington State University Pullman United States

Personal Author(s) : Yu,Zhi-Gang

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Report Date : 12 Dec 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : Thisfinal report summarizes WSU's progress from 4/2/2015 to 09/30/2016 on the project, Cross-linked Metal Particles (CLMPs) for Low-noise Bolometer Materials funded by the US Army Research Office under Contract # W911NF-15-1-0117. We have successfully carried out the tasks listed in our proposal and gained significant insight into electrical transport in these CLMPs. We have successfully synthesized Au nanoparticles with different capping agents, grown good nanoparticlefilms, and measured temperature-dependent resistance of the nanoparticle films. In addition, working with Prof. A. J. Syllaios at the University of North Texas, we have started characterizing the noise performance of the nanoparticle films. Our results indicate that the CLMPs can simultaneously have a high temperature coefficient of resistivity and a low noise, and therefore have a great potential in the microbolometer technology.

Descriptors :   low noise , infrared detection , bolometers , nanotechnology , nanoparticles , high temperature , films , metallic nanoparticles , particle size , dielectric permittivity , eigenvalues

Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE