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Researchers

  • Robert Opila
  • Abhishek Iyer
  • Meixi Chen
  • James Hack

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Details

Project TitleOrganic Coating on Silicon for Induced Junction Solar Cells
Track Code2017-040
Short Description

APPLICATIONS: 

This is a novel innovation applicable to the high-efficiency solar cell market.

PROBLEMS ADDRESSED:

This innovation is designed to improve the market share for high-efficiency solar cells with a low development and market cost with comparable efficiency in comparison to high-efficiency solar cells currently on the market.

TECHNOLOGY DESCRIPTION:

This is a technological method involving photoinitiators and a passivated interface of organic molecules. The interface is designed to coat silicon wafers and change the electronic structure at the surface to ultimately allow electrons or holes to transport across the organic layer to a conducting layer. When exposed to light and radiation of a specific range of energy, the photoinitiators are able to react with the silicon surface, consequently.

STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT: 

Prototype development and testing are underway along with ongoing research.

AbstractNone
 
Tagsorganic, silicon, solar cells
 
Posted DateJul 11, 2017 10:11 AM

Researcher

Name
Robert Opila
Abhishek Iyer
Meixi Chen
James Hack

Manager

Name
Brad Yops

Benefits

  • Low processing cost
  • High efficiency
  • Decreased CAPEX (capital expenditure) and OPEX (operational expenditure) costs
  • Low temperature processing with higher yield

Uses/Users

Inquiry

Denise Bierlein

Licensing Analyst

Telephone:  302-831-4005

Email:  techtransfer@udel.edu

Intellectual Property

Patent Number Issue Date Type Country of Filing
Patent Pending None Provisional United States
None None Other Patent None