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Recovery Act - ZnO/ZnS/P3HT Core-Shell Heterostrucure Organic Hybrid Solar Cells

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
99599
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
92396
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
08 d
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Structured Materials Industries
201 Circle Drive North Unit # 102 Piscataway, NJ 08854-3723
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Recovery Act - ZnO/ZnS/P3HT Core-Shell Heterostrucure Organic Hybrid Solar Cells
Agency: DOE
Contract: 02-10ER85710
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

State-of-the-Art Organic solar cells such as Polymer-fullerene using P3HT-PCBM have a 1 sun AM 1.5 power conversion efficiency of ~ 4.4%. We herein propose to develop substrate agnostic hybrid photovoltaic structures combining a ZnO contact layer, lattice strain accommodating ZnO nanorod cores with ZnS quantum well bandgap tuning photon absorbing shells and a P3HT voltage enhancement layer. The proposed solar cell has a theoretical Shockley-Quiesser efficiency limit of 23%. In Phase I we will demonstrate proof of concept cells with >5% efficiency and >1Voc as well as develop the production process active layer deposition tooling. In Phase II we will scale the produced cells and refine the process to establish a) cells operating at >10% and b) a pilot production capability of well characterized solar cells. Phase III will be production scale-up

Principal Investigator:

Gary Tompa
Dr.
7323029274
GSTompa@structuredmaterials.co

Business Contact:

Gary Tompa
Dr.
7323029274
GSTompa@structuredmaterials.co
Small Business Information at Submission:

Structured Materials Industries, Inc.
201 Circle Drive North Unit # 102 Piscataway, NJ 08854

EIN/Tax ID: 223175106
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No