Accession Number : ADA154260


Title :   Thin Film Phase Transition Materials Development Program


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 17 Aug 1981-16 Aug 1984


Corporate Author : LTV AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE CO DALLAS TX VOUGHT MISSILES AND ADVANCED PROGRAMS DIV


Personal Author(s) : Case, W E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a154260.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1985


Pagination or Media Count : 356


Abstract : A number of application concepts have emerged based on the idea that a phase transition thin film such as vanadium dioxide provides a high resolution, two-dimensional format for switching, recording, and processing optical signals. These applications range from high density optical disk recording systems and optical data processing to laser protection devices, infrared FLIRS and seekers, laser radar systems and IR scene simulators. All application candidates have a potential for providing either a totally new capability, an improved performance, a lower cost, or combinations of the three. Probably of greatest significance is the emergence of agile sensor concepts arising out of some of the film's special properties. These are represented by the above FLIRs, seekers and laser radar systems. A three year research program has been completed to advance the state-of-the-art in the preparation and charaterization of selected thin film phase transition materials. The objectives of the program were: a) to expand the data base and improve operational characteristics of Vought prepared vanadium dioxide thin films, b) to evolve process chemistry and subsequently characterize several new program materials, including rare-earth chalcogenides, organic semiconductor charge complexes, alloys of transition metal oxides, and metal-insulator cermets, and c) to spin- off new applications and concepts.


Descriptors :   *MATERIALS , *THIN FILMS , *TRANSITION METAL COMPOUNDS , CERMETS , CHALCOGENS , CHEMISTRY , DATA BASES , DATA PROCESSING , DETECTORS , DIOXIDES , FILMS , FORMATS , FORWARD LOOKING INFRARED SYSTEMS , FREQUENCY AGILITY , HIGH RESOLUTION , INFRARED RADIATION , INSULATION , LASER SAFETY , LOW COSTS , METALS , OPTICAL DATA , OPTICAL RADAR , OPTICS , OXIDES , PHASE SHIFT , PROTECTION , RADAR EQUIPMENT , RARE EARTH COMPOUNDS , SIGNAL PROCESSING , SIGNALS , TWO DIMENSIONAL , VANADIUM COMPOUNDS


Subject Categories : Optics


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