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High Temperature Solar Cell Contacts

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
41129
Program Year/Program:
1998 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
41129
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Applied Sciences, Inc.
141 W. Xenia Ave. PO Box 579 Cedarville, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1998
Title: High Temperature Solar Cell Contacts
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $64,914.00
 

Abstract:

Inexpensive solar cell contacts can be made using silicone or epoxy materials with carbon nanostructure additives to improve electrical conductivity at high temperature. This overcomes the problems associated with metal-additive silicones and epoxies, which tend to lose their electrical conductivity enhancements as the temperature increases, thereby diminishing; their usefulness as a solar cell electrical conduct. Because highly conductive carbon fib r can be fabricated with an extremely high aspect ratio (L/D > 5000), bonding material incorporating this fiber will have an internal conductive network within it, assuring that electrical contact will be maintained as the material expands thermally.

Principal Investigator:

Ronald L. Jacobsen
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Business Contact:


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Small Business Information at Submission:

APPLIED SCIENCES, INC.
P.O. Box 164284 Austin, TX 78716

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