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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:
2003 / 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 2
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Organic Solar Cells Using Star Conductive Polymers
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F49620-03-C-0020
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

Continued research and development on anew class of organic photovoltaics is proposed based on star conducting polymers. These materials will provide superior processibility and transport properties that determine the ultimate efficiency of the devices.The star polymer architecture employs linear conjugated arms radiating from a centrosymmetric core, and therefore, unlike the linear arms alone, facilitate carrier transport in three dimensions. The materials have also been demonstrated to have improvedprocessibility and adhesion. Phase I demonstrated synthesis of new star polymers using methods developed at the University of Florida, as well as solar cells using both interpenetrating network and dye sensitized TiO2 (DSSC) structures, with broadbandsolar conversion efficiencies of the latter >2%. The Phase II program seeks to optimize three types of solar cells using these materials (interpenetrating network, nanorod composite, and DSSC), with an AM1 solar efficiency goal of >5% and scale-up to >100cm2 for technology transfer to Air Force terrestrial, drone and space-based systems. Polymer solar cells are extremely lightweight, with a projected ratio of >600W/kg (10%, AM1) and potentially very inexpensive (

Principal Investigator:

Fei Wang
Senior Scientist
7817699450
feiwang@eiclabs.com

Business Contact:

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: Brian Prindle
Contact Phone: (352) 392-1582
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university