Materials Research of Perovskite Thin Films for Uncooled Infrared (IR) Detectors

Report No. ARL-TR-5600
Authors: Wendy L. Sarney, Kimberley A. Olver, John W. Little, Frank E. Livingston, Krisztian Niesz, and Daniel E. Morse
Date/Pages: July 2011; 34 pages
Abstract: This report describes the highlights and summary of the year two, quarters two and three progress for the 6.2 project "Improved Sensitivity Low-Cost Uncooled IR Detector Focal-Plane Arrays". This work occurred during the August 2009January 2010 time period. The program goals for year 2-quarters 2&3 corresponded to the continued expansion of our BaTiO3 nanomaterial synthesis capabilities and deposition methods, laser-induced pyroelectric phase conversion studies and nanoscale characterization of the pyroelectric activation process, and fabrication of IR test heterostructures for pyroelectrical analysis, along with the development of a technique for generating the requisite IR absorbing layer.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: July 1, 2011