Next Generation Solar Cells Based on Nanostructures

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-06-M-0179
Agency Tracking Number: F061-274-1281
Amount: $99,741.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solitcitation Year: 2006
Solitcitation Topic Code: AF06-274
Solitcitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
SVT ASSOCIATES, INC.
7620 Executive Drive, Eden Prairie, MN, 55344
Duns: 876868647
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Aaron Moy
 Senior Research Engineer
 (952) 934-2100
 moy@svta.com
Business Contact
 Leslie Price
Title: Contract Administrator
Phone: (952) 934-2100
Email: 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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