Next Generation Solar Cells Based on Nanostructures

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,741.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9453-06-M-0179
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-274-1281
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF06-274
Solicitation Number:
2006.1
Small Business Information
SVT ASSOCIATES, INC.
7620 Executive Drive, Eden Prairie, MN, 55344
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
876868647
Principal Investigator:
Aaron Moy
Senior Research Engineer
(952) 934-2100
moy@svta.com
Business Contact:
Leslie Price
Contract Administrator
(952) 934-2100
price@svta.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Increased power demands on satellites and remote instruments drive the need for achieving higher conversion efficiencies from solar cells with less weight and volume. Of great current interest is the ability to create nanoscale structures, with device properties that can be uniquely engineered. Quantum dot-based photovoltaics have been demonstrated, but the inherently low packing density of quantum dots negate internal efficiency gains. Two-dimensionally confined quantum wires (QWRS) can offer the advantages of having a nanoscale architecture while also providing large spatial volume. This Phase I program seeks to explore the application of QWRs to create high efficiency solar cells.

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