DEVELOPMENT OF ADVANCED WINDOW MATERIALS BASED ON CONDUCTING POLYMER/SOL-GEL CERAMIC COMPOSITES

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 21027
Amount: $600,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1994
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Gumbs Associates Inc.
11 Harts Ln, East Brunswick, NJ, 08816
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr Guang-way Jang
 (908) 257-9049
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE PLANNED RESEARCH CONCERNS THE DEVELOPMENT OF CONDUCTING POLYMER/SOL-GEL CERAMIC COMPOSITES AS DURABLE ELECTROCHROMIC COATINGS FOR ENERGY-CONSERVING APPLICATIONS SUCH AS DAY LIGHTING AND THERMAL CONTROL. CONDUCTING POLYMERS PROVIDE AN ATTRACTIVE OPPORTUNITY FOR FABRICATING SMART WINDOWS BECAUSE OF THE INTERESTING ELECTROCHROMIC PHENOMENA ASSOCIATED WITH THE REDOX (DOPING) PROCESSES OF THESE POLYMERS. THE COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS OF THESE MATERIALS AS ELECTROCHROMIC COATINGS, HOWEVER, ARE, AT PRESENT, LIMITED BY THE POOR CYCLE LIFETIMES AND POOR PROCESSIBILITY OF POLYMER COATINGS. PHASE I WILL INVESTIGATE THE NOVEL COMPOSITE MATERIALS INCORPORATING CONDUCTING POLYMERS AND TRANSPARENT SOL-GEL GLASS FOR IMPROVING MECHANICAL AND OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF ELECTROCHROMIC COATINGS TO BE USED TO FABRICATE ADVANCED SMART WINDOW MATERIALS AND SYSTEMS. THE UTILIZATION OF SOL-GEL REACTION SOLUTION AS CARRIER MEDIUM PROVIDES A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO PREPARE ELECTROCHROMIC COATINGS FROM CONDUCTING POLYMERS WHICH COMMONLY SUFFER FROM POOR PROCESSIBILITY. THEORETICAL QUANTUM CHEMICAL MODELING STUDIES WILL BE CARRIED OUT IN ORDER TO ENHANCE THE UNDERSTANDING OF CORRELATION BETWEEN ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE OF THE CONJUGATED POLYMERS AND THE ELECTRO-OPTICAL PROPERTIES EXHIBITED BY THEM.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites

SBA logo
Department of Agriculture logo
Department of Commerce logo
Department of Defense logo
Department of Education logo
Department of Energy logo
Department of Health and Human Services logo
Department of Homeland Security logo
Department of Transportation logo
Environmental Protection Agency logo
National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo
National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government