THE PROPOSED PROGRAM RELATES TO THE FIRST USE OF TETRAAZAANNULENES AS PHOTOSENSITIZERS FOR PHOTOELECTRO- CHEMICAL CELLS.

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$35,000.00
Award Year:
1983
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
760
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Solicitation Topic Code:
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Solicitation Number:
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Small Business Information
Tracer Technologies Inc.
225 Needham St., Newton, MA, 02164
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DR. FRASER WALSH
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE PROPOSED PROGRAM RELATES TO THE FIRST USE OF TETRAAZAANNULENES AS PHOTOSENSITIZERS FOR PHOTOELECTRO- CHEMICAL CELLS. A NEW MATERIAL IS DESCRIBED FOR FORMING PHOTOSENSITIZED SEMICONDUCTORS WITH EXTENDED LIFE AND IMPROVED EFFICIENCY. THE AVAILABILITY OF AN IMPROVED EFFICIENCY AND RELIABILITY SOALR CELL WILL PROVIDE NASA WITHWITH AN ALTERNATIVE HIGH TECHNOLOGY POWER SOURCE. THE MAJOROBJECTIVE OF THE PROGRAM IS TO FORM MONOMOLECULAR FILMS BY SUBLIMATION OF TAAS ON TWO TYPES OF SEMICONDUCTORS AND TO TEST THEIR PHOTORESPONSE AND QUANTUM EFFICIENCY IN CELL AND STACKED CELL CONFIGURATIONS. SECONDARY OBJECTIVES INCLUDE GAINING A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE ROLE OF THE PIE-BOND SYSTEM OF ORGANIC MACROCYCLES IN IMPROVING QUANTUM YEILD OF SEMICONDUCTORS. THE PROGRAM APPROACH IS TO COAT SNO2 ANDSRTIO3 ELECTRODES WITH TAAS AND MEASURE THE PERFORMANCE OF SUCH ELECTRODES IN FE+2/FE+3 ACID ELECTROLYTES. OPTIMIZED ELECTORDES WILL BE TESTED IN A SOLAR BATTERY.

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