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Recovery Act - Scale-up of Green Nanoscience Pathway for Optically Transparent…

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Department of Energy
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Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
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Solicitation Topic Code:
09 b
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Small Business Information
Vision Dynamics, LLC
10100 Bluegrass Parkway Louisville, KY 40299-2202
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Recovery Act - Scale-up of Green Nanoscience Pathway for Optically Transparent Nanocomposites
Agency: DOE
Contract: 02-10ER85727
Award Amount: $150,000.00


This project will scale up manufacturing systems based on green nanoscience pathways for optically transparent nanocomposites, leading to window coatings with higher thermal efficiency and photovoltaic cells with higher energy efficiency. VDL will migrate its nanocomposite technology, based on spin coating, to other coating manufacturing systems capable of coating continuous flexible films for a variety of thermal energy management and energy efficiency applications. This proposal details a nanomanufacturing scaling up nanocomposite production applying green nanoscience principals through the complete process. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: Wave guides, AR coatings and reflective coatings on flexible substrates have a number of important energy efficiency applications, such as films for architectural windows designed to reflect infrared radiation (improving thermal management), AR films for solar cells to reduce surface reflections (about 5-15% of the incident light on a typical solid surface may be reflected), and nanocomposites with high refractive index metal oxides to protect organic solar cells from UV degradation.

Principal Investigator:

Thad Druffel

Business Contact:

William Lawrence
Small Business Information at Submission:

Vision Dynamics Llc
10106 Bluegrass Parkway Louisville, KY 40299

EIN/Tax ID: 205855133
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No