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
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: MM
Solicitation Number: NSF 09-605
Small Business Information
1945 NW Lantana Dr., Corvallis, OR, 97330
DUNS: 828800206
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Scott Weaver
 BS
 (541) 929-2078
 weaversi@peak.org
Business Contact
 Scott Weaver
Title: BS
Phone: (541) 929-2078
Email: weaversi@peak.org
Research Institution
 Oregon State University
 Scott Weaver
 1148 Kelley Engineering Center??
Corvallis, OR, 97331
 (541) 609-1105
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
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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