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

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$149,446.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
1010313
Agency Tracking Number:
1010313
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
BMS
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
CSD Nano
1945 NW Lantana Dr., Corvallis, OR, 97330
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
828800206
Principal Investigator:
Scott Weaver
BS
(541) 929-2078
weaversi@peak.org
Business Contact:
Scott Weaver
BS
(541) 929-2078
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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