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SBIR Phase I: Advanced Lift-off Technology for Low cost III-V Solar Cell…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
84645
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0637976
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MicroLink Devices
6457 Howard Street Niles, IL 60714-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: SBIR Phase I: Advanced Lift-off Technology for Low cost III-V Solar Cell Manufacturing
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0637976
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

This SBIR Phase I research project will develop a lower cost high quality compound semiconductor thin film for advanced renewable energy technology. This program will investigate Multiple-layer Epitaxial Lift Off (MELO) technique as it applies to a group of Photovoltaic (PV) epitaxial structures grown on GaAs. Current state of the art PV devices are fabricated on expensive GaAs substrates, which are then incorporated into the final product at high costs. MELO will significantly reduce the cost down to the epitaxial material costs alone by spreading the total manufacturing cycle over many structures on one wafer. The company will have established a 100mm diameter Epitaxial Lift Off technology that has been extended to the maximum number of epitaxial structures that can be grown on one wafer. The broader impact of this proposed activity includes the possibility to produce any structure compatible with MELO technology. This may include lower cost Hetero-Bipolar Transistor (HBT) devices that directly benefit from the transfer to more suitable thermally dissipative and electrically isolated substrates.

Principal Investigator:

Noren R. Pan
Ph.D
8475883001
noren_pan@mindspring.com

Business Contact:

Noren R. Pan
Ph.D
8475883001
noren_pan@mindspring.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MICROLINK DEVICES INC
6457 W HOWARD ST SUITE 135, M/S 800 NILES, IL 60714

EIN/Tax ID: 043511752
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No