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Oficina francesa de transferencia de tecnología ofrece un proceso para cristalizar cuarzo empleado en los sectores de microelectrónica y telecomunicaciones

Resumen

Tipo:
Oferta Tecnológica
Referencia:
TOFR20171115009
Publicado:
24/12/2017
Caducidad:
24/12/2018
Resumen:
Una oficina francesa de transferencia de tecnología representa a un laboratorio público de la región parisina que ha desarrollado un nuevo proceso para fabricar cuarzo monocristalino de forma más rápida y económica. Este tipo de cuarzo se emplea en osciladores y sensores de dispositivos electrónicos en química y biología. Se trata del primer proceso de deposición controlada de cuarzo transferible a la escala de fabricación y compatible con procesos de microelectrónica. La eficacia del proceso ha sido demostrada. Se buscan socios con el fin de establecer acuerdos de cooperación técnica, licencia o cooperación en materia de investigación.

Details

Tittle:
French Technology Transfer Office proposes a process to crystallize quartz used in microelectronics and telecommunications sector
Summary:
The French TTO (Technology Transfer Office) is acting on behalf of an established public laboratory of the Paris region that has developed a novel process to make monocrystalline quartz faster and cheaper. This kind of quartz is used for oscillators and sensors in electronic devices used in chemistry and biology. The efficiency of the process has been demonstrated. The French public research centre is looking for partners for a technical cooperation, license or a research cooperation agreement.
Description:
The French TTO (Technology Transfer Office) is acting on behalf of an established public laboratory of the leading French scientific based in the Paris region.

* Markets challenge
Highly processed monocrystalline quartz plates are desired for a range of high-value applications such as
microelectronics and telecommunications. Owing to its high quality factor piezoelectricity, quartz is the material of
choice for oscillators in electronic devices and transducers
for mass sensors widely used in chemistry and biology.
Quartz has other appealing properties, including optical
activity, very good refraction, high hardness, remarkable chemical durability, and light transparency.
Actual synthesis methods have been frustrated by the
inhomogeneous crystal growth, crystal twinning, and loss of nanofeatures upon crystallization. Moreover, these
methods are complex, expensive, with a limited efficiency,
and impose a limit on the minimal thickness of the quartz
layers around 50 microns.

* innovative solution
The new process is the first controlled
deposition process of a quartz, transferable to the
manufacturing scale and compatible with microelectronics
processes. It opens the way to numerous potential
applications of a quartz. This process is based on a silicon nanostructure constructed which permits homogeneous distribution of the cations, which are responsible for the crystallization of quartz.

* Areas of applications
· Oscillators very stable in frequency
· High-density surface acoustic waves Filter
· Accelerometers and gyrometers
· Mass sensors
· Lab-on-chip (canals in quartz)
· Optical Components (transparency of a quartz in visible)
· Substrate of a quartz of crystals of biological interest
· Protective coating with quartz (friction, abrasion, chemical attacks, electric insulation)

* Partnership
The French TTO is able to provide technical and legal assistance to facilitate the eventual partnership. In case of business potential, the prototype can be partially funded by the TTO.

The partner sought could be a university or a company interested in :
- a license agreement as the TTO is ready to negociate directly the patents rights for specific applications, or
- a research cooperation agreement considering the still relatively low Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of the actual device for some applications, or
- a technical cooperation agreement if the industrial application can benefit directly from the actual device.

* Key Words :
#monocrystalline
#quartz
#electronic
#telecommunication
#sensor

Advantages and Innovations:
· Faster process: compatible with industrial constraints
- no substrate preparation: no middle layer
- no polishing (contrary to first controlled
deposition process of a quartz)
- low cost: standard silicon substrate
- compatible with microelectronics manufacturing

· Possible incorporation of nanoparticles in the layer (ex:
surfactants, block polymers, ions, nano-objects)

· Very high resonance frequency of the layer
Stage of Development:
Available for demonstration
IPs:
Granted patent or patent application essential
CommeR Statunts Regarding IPR Status:
Priority patent application filed in 2012 for European Union, USA, France and Japan

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
The partner sought could be a university or a company interested in a license agreement or a research cooperation agreement or a technical cooperation agreement. The partner should have a clear industrial application in mind, and should have a strong technical background to co-develop the product with the laboratory.

Client

Type and Size of Client:
Industry SME 11-49
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
Si
Languages Spoken:
English
French

Keywords

Technology Keywords:
01002001 Micro and Nanotechnology related to Electronics and Microelectronics
02007024 Nanomaterials
01002007 Nanotechnologies related to electronics & microelectronics
01002008 Optical Networks and Systems