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Organized Hole Conducting Polymer/Nanoparticle Composite Solar Cell Fiber

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
77821
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
055362
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Nanohmics, Inc
6201 East Oltorf St. Suite 400 Austin, TX 78741-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Organized Hole Conducting Polymer/Nanoparticle Composite Solar Cell Fiber
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNC06CA68C
Award Amount: $69,989.00
 

Abstract:

Recent innovations in noncrystalline solar cells are beginning to emerge as viable replacements to traditional CVD grown single crystal counterparts in applications that demand high specific power, low product cost ($/sq.ft.) and ultimately scalable unit energy cost ($/W). Future NASA missions stand poised for adopting these new photovoltaics systems that are deposited onto lightweight, flexible substrates. Nanohmics proposes to fabricate a heterojunction solar cell composite consisting of high weight fraction titanium dioxide nanoparticles blended with amphiphilic, regioregular conducting polythiophene that are highly organized at an air-water interface. Furthermore, Nanohmics is proposing to prepare a novel device geometry that involves a low-cost, co-axial deposition process of all the cell layers onto core metal (e.g. copper, aluminum) or metal-coated fibers. Deposition of the blocking layers, heterojunction phase, and transparent conducting electrode in this fashion will lead to individual solar cell "threads", SuntwineTM.

Principal Investigator:

Steve Savoy
Principal Investigator
5123899990
ssavoy@nanohmics.com

Business Contact:

Keith D. Jamison
President
5123899990
kjamison@nanohmics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Nanohmics, Inc.
6201 East Oltorf St, Suite 100 Austin, TX 78741

EIN/Tax ID: 743072245
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No