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STTR Phase I: Low-cost naostructured anti-reflection coatings for solar energy applications

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 1010313
Agency Tracking Number: 1010313
Amount: $149,446.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: MM
Solicitation Number: NSF 09-605
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
1945 NW Lantana Dr.
Corvallis, OR 97330
United States
DUNS: 828800206
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Scott Weaver
 (541) 929-2078
Business Contact
 Scott Weaver
Title: BS
Phone: (541) 929-2078
Research Institution
 Oregon State University
 Scott Weaver
1148 Kelley Engineering Center??
Corvallis, OR 97331
United States

 (541) 609-1105
 Nonprofit College or University

This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project aims to fabricate anti-reflective coatings (ARC) for solar energy applications. The approach is to use a convective and evaporation-induced assembly to deposit organized nanostructures and create sub-wavelength quasi repeating structures at lower cost than the repeating structures from photolithography. In this project, a Microreactor-Assisted Nanomaterial Deposition (MAND) system will be developed for solution-phase synthesis and large-scale manufacturing.
The broader/commercial impact of this project will be the potential to demonstrate a microreactor technology that can produce various films with defined structures and low cost. One of the major applications could be anti-reflective coating in solar systems to reduce light reflection and improve energy harvesting.

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