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STTR Phase I:Printable flexible TiO2 photoanodes for solar energy conversion…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
88472
Program Year/Program:
2008 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
0740447
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ALTAIRNANO, INC.
204 Edison Way Reno, NV 89502 2306
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: STTR Phase I:Printable flexible TiO2 photoanodes for solar energy conversion and hydrogen generation
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0740447
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

The Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) Phase I project focuses on the production of a flexible, low cost, solar cell which can be used for the conversion of solar radiation to electricity or hydrogen. The proposed work will involve working on increasing the efficiency of the dye sensitized solar cell by increasing the connectivity of the anatase network in a low temperature scalable process. Over the course of this work, solar cells with power conversion efficiency greater than 5% will be developed. Concurrently optimization of these electrodes for use in a photoelectrochemical cell for hydrogen production will occur. Dye sensitized solar cells have not become a major player in the solar market partly because of the low efficiencies that have been achieved to date with low-cost flexible substrates. The technology being pursued will both increase the efficiency of the cell and reduce the cost of production, a combination that will directly compete with other solar harvesting platforms. In addition to the use in electricity production, the proposed technology has the potential to expand quickly to hydrogen generation for transportation needs.

Principal Investigator:

Michael A. Coleman
MS
7758583788
mcoleman@altairnano.com

Business Contact:

Michael A. Coleman
MS
7758583788
mcoleman@altairnano.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ALTAIR NANOMATERIALS INC
204 EDISON WAY RENO, NV 89502

EIN/Tax ID: 880407256
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Rutgers University
3 Rutgers Plaza
ASB III, 2nd Floor
New Brunswick, NJ 8901
Contact: Aurelien DuPasquier
Contact Phone: (732) 932-6850
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university