New, Efficient Nanophase Materials for Blue and Deep Green Light-Emitting Diodes

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Amount:
$100,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
DE-FG02-04ER84023
Solitcitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Number:
DOE/SC-0075
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2004
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
76010S04-I
Solicitation Topic Code:
36
Small Business Information
Nomadics, Inc.
1024 S. Innovation Way, Stillwater, OK, 74074
Hubzone Owned:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Wei Chen
 Dr.
 (405) 372-9535
 wchen@nomadics.com
Business Contact
 James Luby
Title: Mr.
Phone: (405) 372-9535
Email: jluby@nomadics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
76010-For general illumination applications, the prospects for energy efficient solutions based on existing III-Nitride semiconductors appears to be constrained to less than 90 lumens. Further development of III-Nitride light-emitting diodes, both in device efficiency and in cost, are limited by difficulties in growing single crystal and high-quality thin films, and by the lack of p-type III-Nitride semiconductors. This project will develop new nanomaterials that exhibit strong emissions in blue (435 nm) and deep green (555-585 nm), and would be complementary to, or even replace, existing GaN-based and InP(As)-based materials for illumination and full-color displays. Phase I will: (1) demonstrate a new type of blue emission material, with high photoluminescence quantum yield (greater than 40 percent), high stability, and low-cost; (2) demonstrate II-VI semiconductor nanoparticle LEDs with efficient deep green emission (555-585 nm), low-power, and high stability; and (3) demonstrate an all-inorganic semiconductor nanoparticle LED with much better performances in electroluminescence efficiency, brightness, stability, and longevity compared with organic/inorganic nanoparticle LEDs. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: In addition to general illumination, potential LED applications include indicator lights, numeric displays on consumer electronic devices, flat panel displays, biological/biomedical imaging and detection, and bacterial disinfection.

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