Materials Degradation Analysis and Development to Enable Ultra Low Cost, Web-Processed White P-OLED for SSL

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$98,856.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-07ER86293
Award Id:
84324
Agency Tracking Number:
82842
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1600 Green Hills Road, Suite 100, Scotts Valley, CA, 95066
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
836132415
Principal Investigator:
DevinMacKenzie
Mr
(831) 438-8192
devinm@add-vision.com
Business Contact:
RobertRoeloffs
Mr
(831) 438-8192
RobertR@Add-Vision.com
Research Institute:
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Charles Marshall
1 Cyclotron Road
Berkeley, CA, 94720
(510) 486-5184
Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)
Abstract
In previous research, a specialty solid-state lighting (SSL) device had been developed. A doped Polymer Light-Emitting Diode (POLED) device structure is used, which enables devices to be printed with low capital equipment and operating costs. Although the devices are efficient, thin, flexible, and robust, additional performance improvements would broaden the range of applications to interior building, safety, and night lighting. This project will identify the primary efficiency degradation mechanisms for doped POLED devices (in Phase I), and then develop a next-generation materials set for high-efficiency, longer-lifetime printed devices. Phase II will involve product demonstration, process scale-up, and pilot manufacture. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The next generation POLED technology for SSL should improve energy savings and overall product performance in future building applications, including digital electronic signage, architectural lighting, safety lighting, emergency and portable lighting, and other specialty lighting products. The print-based manufacturing approach of this OLED technology has inherently low cost capital equipment and operating costs, which should facilitate the early adoption, product start-up, and large scale manufacture of SSL devices.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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