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STTR Phase I: Broadband Silicon-Germanium Based Quantum Dot Materials

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
91229
Program Year/Program:
2009 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
0930623
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
QuantTera
15560 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Bl., Suite B4-405 Scottsdale, AZ 85260-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: STTR Phase I: Broadband Silicon-Germanium Based Quantum Dot Materials
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0930623
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). This Small business Technology Transfer Phase I project is to develop silicon-germanium based quantum dot materials that operate over a wide range of optical wavelengths by virtue of their composition and size distribution. This innovative material will allow the development of broadly absorbing solar cells on silicon with a single junction technology or the development of highly efficient broadband photo-detectors for telecommunications applications. Successful commercialization for this materials technology would improve performance in the areas of high speed telecommunications, and photovoltaic devices for energy conversion. Broadband detector technology for telecommunications could be a very large market since this material would allow for one detection technology to efficiently cover many wavelengths, as well as being integratable with existing silicon IC technology. For use in the photovoltaic industry, the development of a highly efficient visible to near-IR absorbing materials technology would be significant since costs can be lowered.

Principal Investigator:

Matt Kim
PhD
6022143524
mk@quanttera.com

Business Contact:

Matt Kim
PhD
6022143524
mk@quanttera.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

QuantTera
15560 N. Frank Lloyd Wright suite B4-405 Scottsdale, AZ 85260

EIN/Tax ID: 432077649
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Delaware
210 Hullihen Hall
Newark, DE 19716-1551
Contact: Susan Tompkins
Contact Phone: (302) 831-2136
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university