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Transparent Conducting Oxide Films with High Refractive Index

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
56822
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
70330S02-I
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
nGimat Co.
1824 Willow Trail Parkway Norcross, GA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Transparent Conducting Oxide Films with High Refractive Index
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-02ER83498
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

70330 Transparent conducting oxide (TCO) films have been an essential component in various thin film solar cells. However, the film┬┐s low refractive index (e.g., ZnO film has a refractive index <2.0 at 632.8 nm), sometimes limits the performance of these devices. This project will develop highly refractive index TCO films using a Combustion Chemical Vapor Deposition (CCVD) process. CCVD enables fabrication of thin film materials with desired optical, electrical, and structural properties at low cost. Phase I will address fundamental issues in a multifunctional material having considerable technical and commercial relevance. Phase II will further optimize the films┬┐ properties, improve uniformity and repeatability, conduct computer modeling, and build electro-optical devices. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: The new films should lead to a new class of optoelectronic and photonic materials and devices and improve device performance in amorphous silicon solar cells (e.g., as front electrode and antireflection layer).

Principal Investigator:

Zhiyong Zhao
6782873944
zzhao@microcoating.com

Business Contact:

David L. Motley
70330
6782872445
dmotley@microcoating.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Microcoating Technologies
5315 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard Atlanta, GA 30341

EIN/Tax ID: 582089229
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No