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Organic Solar Cells Using Star Conductive Polymers

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
52613
Program Year/Program:
2001 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F013-0069
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
EIC LABORATORIES, INC.
111 DOWNEY ST NORWOOD, MA 02062-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Organic Solar Cells Using Star Conductive Polymers
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F49620-01-C-0043
Award Amount: $99,998.00
 

Abstract:

A new class of organic photovoltaics is proposed based on star conducting polymers. These materials will provide superior hole and/or electron transfer properties that determine the ultimate efficiency of the devices. The star polymer architecture employslinear conjugated arms radiating from a centrosymmetric core, and therfore, unlike the linear arms alone, facilitate carrier transport in three dimensions. The materials have also been demonstrated to have improved processibility and adhesion. Phase I willseek to demonstrate the first photovoltaic cells using these materials based on incorporating soluble donor and acceptor polymers developed at the University of Florida to the star architecture developed at EIC, with a target Phase I solar conversionefficienty of 2-4%.Polymer solar cells are extremely lightweight, with a projected ratio of >600W/kg (10%, AM1) and potentially very inexpensive (

Principal Investigator:

Andrew A. Guzelian
Senior Scientist
7817699450
guzelian@eiclabs.com

Business Contact:

R. David Rauh
President
7817699450
drauh@eiclabs.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

EIC LABORATORIES, INC.
111 Downey Street Norwood, MA 02062

EIN/Tax ID: 042497074
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF FLORIDA
Department of Chemistry
Gainesville, FL 32611
Contact: Thomas Walsh
Contact Phone: (352) 392-1582
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university