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Flexible, Light-Weight, and Solid-State Nanocrystalline TiO2-Polymer Solar Cells on Plastics

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F08630-02-C-0074
Agency Tracking Number: 011ML-1420
Amount: $0.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2002
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
111 Downey Street
Norwood, MA 02062
United States
DUNS: 076603836
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 David Rauh
 (781) 769-9450
Business Contact
 Jeffrey Bursell
Title: Contract Manager/Controll
Phone: (781) 769-9450
Research Institution

"EIC laboratories proposes to develop flexible, lightweight, highly efficient and low-cost dye-sensitized nanocrystalline solar cells having an all plastic construction. The proposed all-plastic and flexible versions of Gratzel cells made by continuouscoating and lamination processes will be attractive for Air Expeditionary Force deployable shelters at a projected cost of ~$0.50/Wp. To enhance manufacturability, we propose to employ an all-solid state construction based on laminates of novellow-temperature sintered nanocrystalline TiO2 thin films and ion conductive polymer electrolytes or hole transport polymers between flexible polymer substrates coated with appropriate current collector thin films. In Phase I, we demonstrated cells withthis construction having >5% solar conversion efficiency. Phase II will address efficiency improvements through TiO2, polymer and current collection modifications as well as the manufacturing technology to produce high efficiency, ultralight cell arraysof several square feet adhered to tentage textiles."

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