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Solution Processing of ITO-Free Solar Cells

Mar. 2014- Organic solar cells (OSCs) are of interest for next-generation photovoltaic applications due to their lower costs and milder fabrication requirements relative to c-Si and thin-film devices. The power conversion efficiency (PCE) of these devices has risen to 11-12% in recent years, which is promising in order to gain market share in this competitive field. Requiring only simple spin- or ...

Rapid and Low-Cost Graphene Film Deposition using Solution Processing

Mar. 2014- In 2004, a single layer of graphite known as graphene was synthesized for the first time via mechanical exfoliation of graphite. This discovery, for which Novoselov and Geim were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2010, has ushered in a 'graphene frontier' with worldwide interest in exploiting their intriguing potential for technological applications in fields such as nanoelectronics and ...

Wearable Textile Batteries

Dec. 2013- Portable electronic devices are pervasive in our society, keeping us connected to our offices and families regardless of where we are on the planet. From sensors that track daily caloric intakes and training regimes, to future uses of watching your favorite sporting event on the sleeve of your shirt, it is clear that wearable electronics will play an increasingly important role for consumers. ...

Rolith, Inc. Wins the 2013 Best Manufacturing Technology Award from the Printed Electronics Industry

Nov. 2013- Rolith, Inc., a leader in advanced nanostructured devices, is pleased to announce that Printed Electronics Industry selected Rolith for the Best Manufacturing Technology award based on its production of transparent metal mesh conductors for large touch screen displays, OLED lighting and photovoltaics.

Artificial Forest for Solar Water-Splitting

May. 2013- Berkeley Lab Researchers Report First Fully Integrated Artificial Photosynthesis NanosystemIn the wake of the sobering news that atmospheric carbon dioxide is now at its highest level in at least three million years, an important advance in the race to develop carbon-neutral renewable energy sources has been achieved. Scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley ...

The State of Nanoimprinted Polymer Organic Solar Cell Technology

Jan. 2013- Many researchers are investigating the development of flexible solar cells in hopes of improving efficiency and lowering manufacturing costs. As an important member of the organic photovoltaics (OPV) family, polymer solar cells draw the most research interest, due to the relatively high power conversion efficiency achieved. However, compared to the high efficiencies (>10%) of inorganic solar ...

Textured surface may boost power output of thin silicon solar cells

Jun. 2012- MIT team finds new approach to trapping light efficiently in thin-film silicon solar cells.MIT News Highly purified silicon represents up to 40 percent of the overall costs of conventional solar-cell arrays — so researchers have long sought to maximize power output while minimizing silicon usage. Now, a team at MIT has found a new approach that could reduce the thickness of the silicon ...

Spatial Atomic Layer Deposition for Industrial Scale Nanomanufacturing of Thin Films

Jan. 2012- Atomic layer deposition (ALD) has emerged over the past decade as a viable alternative to physical and chemical vapor deposition (PVD, CVD) techniques for a range of strategic thin film coatings. This is due to the improved control of thin film properties including the incorporation of extrinsic dopants, reduction of contaminants, and the formation of intrinsic defects during film growth through ...

Nanoparticle electrode for batteries could make large-scale power storage on the energy grid feasible, say Stanford researchers

Nov. 2011- The sun doesn't always shine and the breeze doesn't always blow and therein lie perhaps the biggest hurdles to making wind and solar power usable on a grand scale.  If only there were an efficient, durable, high-power, rechargeable battery we could use to store large quantities of excess power generated on windy or sunny days until we needed it. And as long as we're fantasizing, ...

NanoBusiness Alliance Interview with Michael R. Knapp, Ph.D., President & CEO, Cambrios

Jul. 2011- In this month’s interview, we talk to Michael R. Knapp, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Cambrios. Michael is a scientist and successful entrepreneur. Prior to joining Cambrios, Dr. Knapp co-founded and was CEO of Caliper Life Sciences (Nasdaq: CALP), then known as Caliper Technologies, and played an integral role in the creation and development of the company. Dr. ...

Hybrid Three-Dimensional Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Architectures

Jun. 2011- Engineering of carbon nanotubes (CNT) into controlled morphologies and architectures has progressed to the point where electrodes fabricated from CNT networks have become viable candidates for applications such as flexible electronics, solar photovoltaics, and optoelectronics. Recently, Li et. al. reported on their investigation of forming organized 2D and 3D hybrid single-walled carbon ...

Precision Woven Fabric for Transparent Electrode Applications

Jun. 2011- Transparent electrodes represent an enabling technology for flexible electronics encompassing a range of product applications for both consumers and critical national needs, including displays, solar photovoltaics (PV), e-paper, and light emitting diodes (LEDs). Recently, Kylberg et. al. reported on the investigation of transparent, flexible electrodes based on a precision fabric using metallic ...

GE Achieves Highest Publicly Reported Efficiency for Thin Film Solar, Earns New Orders and Unveils Plans to Build US Manufacturing Plant

Apr. 2011- Highest-Ever Reported Efficiency of Nearly 13 Percent on a Full-Size CdTe Thin Film Solar Panel More than 100 Megawatts of New Orders for Thin Film Solar Products GE to Build 400-Megawatt Manufacturing Facility, will be Larger than Any Existing US Solar Panel Plant Today Solar Strategy Complemented by Announced Acquisition of Power Conversion Technology Company Converteam GE Completes ...

Bulk Metallic Glass Nanowires: A Platform for Electrochemical Applications

Apr. 2011- Carmo et. al. from Yale University recently reported on an approach to synthesize an electrode catalyst support using bulk metallic glass nanowires (BMGs). In this work, a top-down nanomanufacturing method is described to fabricate the Pt-BMG nanowire catalyst for electrochemical applications. The facile approach is scalable to large areas and further offers atomic level control over material ...

SouthWest Nanotechnologies Completes Grant to Refine Specialty Multi-wall (SMW) Carbon Nanotube Production

Sep. 2010- SouthWest NanoTechnologies Inc. (SWeNT), a leading manufacturer of single-wall and specialty multi-wall carbon nanotubes (CNT), has fulfilled a grant to develop highly conductive and transparent Specialty Multi-Wall (SMW) Carbon Nanotubes that was awarded by the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST). The OARS (Oklahoma Applied Research Support) grant was ...

Enhanced Solar Cell Efficiency Using Nanoimprinted Surface Morphology

Aug. 2009- Lee et. al demonstrate a simple, low-cost method to imprint nanoscale patterns in the surface of polymer-based photovoltaic materials systems for enhanced power conversion efficiency.

Ascent Solar Exceeds 10% Module Efficiency Milestone

Jul. 2009- Press Release: Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTI), a developer of state-of-the-art flexible thin-film solar modules, today announced that it has achieved its initial target module efficiency goal of 10.0% for its flexible Copper, Indium, Gallium, Selenide (CIGS) monolithically integrated modules.

Hybrid Solar Cells with Potential for Large-scale Manufacture

Mar. 2009- Kortshagen et al describe a hybrid photovoltaic cell that is ideally suited for inexpensive, large-scale manufacture, offers an alternate material platform that does not contain heavy metals, and delivers an incident photon-to-current efficiency (IPCE) of 1.15%. 

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ADVANCED ENERGY INDUSTRIES, INC.

ADVANCED ENERGY INDUSTRIES, INC.

Advanced Energy provides industry-leading companies worldwide with power conversion products that enable innovation in thin-film manufacturing and renewable energy markets. AE is a leader in global high-technology applications critical to the semiconductor, solar, glass, flat panel display, and industrial coatings markets. AE’s product portfolio includes precise, flexible electrical power ...

Alta Devices, Inc.

Alta Devices, Inc.

Alta Devices was founded in 2007 and is focused on improving the production economics of high efficiency solar PV applications. Alta is currently a development stage company and has received venture capital funding from August Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Crosslink Capital, AIMCo and others. The company is based in Santa Clara, CA.

Amtech Systems, Inc.

Amtech Systems, Inc.

Amtech Systems, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, assembly, sale, and installation of capital equipment and related consumables used in the manufacture of wafers, primarily for the solar and semiconductor industries.

Anasys Instruments

Anasys Instruments

Anasys Instruments designs breakthrough, award-winning products that provide nanoscale probe based analytical techniques while providing high quality AFM imaging. We introduced the nano-TA in 2006 which launched the field of nanoscale thermal property measurement. In 2010, Anasys introduced the nanoIR Platform which developed the field of nanoscale IR measurement. In 2012, Anasys is proud to ...

Applied Materials

Applied Materials

pplied Materials, Inc. is the global leader in Nanomanufacturing Technology solutions with a broad portfolio of innovative equipment, service and software products for the fabrication of semiconductor chips, flat panel displays, solar photovoltaic cells, flexible electronics and energy efficient glass.

Applied Nanoinfusion, Inc.

Applied Nanoinfusion, Inc.

Institute for the Development and Commercialization of Advanced Sensor Technology
ANI was Incorporated in April 2009, with the purpose of providing unique solutions to the development of low-cost, monodisperse thermoplastic nanocomposite materials. ANI is located at the IDCAST Center in Dayton, Ohio. Applied Nanoinfusion, Inc. (ANI) develops and manufactures nanocomposites based on ...

Ascent Solar

Ascent Solar

Ascent Solar's ground-breaking solar technology delivers the highest efficiency rates available. We manufacture the only thin-film CIGS on plastic substrate, which provides unprecedented flexibility and lightweight advantages. Our technology easily integrates into a wide range of product applications, including roofing surfaces for buildings, portable electronic products, defense ...

Asylum Research

Asylum Research

Asylum Research is the technology leader for scanning probe and atomic force microscopes (SPM/AFM) for both materials and bioscience applications.

Beneq Oy

Beneq Oy

Beneq is a leading supplier of production and research equipment for thin film ALD and aerosol coatings, as well as the world’s premier manufacturer of thin film electroluminescent (TFEL) displays. Beneq equipment is used for applying coatings in solar photovoltaics, flexible electronics, strengthened glass and other emerging thin film applications. Beneq has introduced several ...

BTU International

BTU International

BTU International is a leading global supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment and processes to the alternative energy and electronics assembly markets.

Carestream Advanced Materials

Carestream Advanced Materials

Carestream Advanced Materials developed FLEXX films by applying more than 100 years of expertise in nanomaterial science, thin-film technology and roll-to-roll coating know-how. Our new films feature an innovative silver nanomaterial technology that allows for exceptional conductance and superior optical performance.

Cima NanoTech Inc.

Cima NanoTech Inc.

Cima NanoTech developed the patented SANTE® Technology, a nanoparticle dispersion that self-assembles into a random mesh-like network pattern when coated onto substrates. This unique proprietary formula provides both outstanding electrical conductivity and excellent light transmission enabling transparent conductors for a multitude of applications like EMI shielding, transparent heating, ...

Entegris

Entegris

Entegris serves high technology markets by purifying, protecting and transporting critical materials used in manufacturing processes. These critical materials are often the very building blocks in producing many of the world's leading microelectronic products. Customers throughout the semiconductor, data storage and fuel cell industries rely upon Entegris to precisely control ...

Fujifilm Dimatix, Inc.

Fujifilm Dimatix, Inc.

FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of FUJIFILM Corporation, is the world's premier provider of piezoelectric ink jet printheads.

Hanwha Q.CELLS GmbH

Hanwha Q.CELLS GmbH

Hanwha Q.CELLS is one of the world's leading photovoltaic companies and offers a wide range of photovoltaic solutions, from solar cells and modules to solar power plants. Hanwha Q.CELLS' products are developed and manufactured at its headquarters in Bitterfeld-Wolfen (Germany) and marketed via its global sales network. It also has a second production plant in Malaysia. More than 200 ...

Haydale Ltd.

Haydale Ltd.

Swansea University
Haydale, a wholly owned subsidiary of Innovative Carbon Limited, is a global leader in facilitating the commercial application of graphenes. Haydale’s patented “Split Plasma” technology is a scalable and environmentally friendly method of producing high quality graphenes. Haydale’s HDPlas™ graphenes are currently supplied to over 100 leading research institutions ...

Heliatek GmbH

Heliatek GmbH

Heliatek was spun-off in 2006 from the Technical University of Dresden (IAPP) and the University of Ulm. The company’s founding brought together internationally renowned expertise in the fields of organic optoelectronics and organic oligomer synthesis. As the global technology leader in the field of organic photovoltaics (OPV) based on small molecules, we are helping to shape a ...

Heliovolt

Heliovolt

HelioVolt’s thin film solar modules offer unprecedented performance combining high-efficiency with low-cost manufacturing and outstanding energy production.

Holst Centre

Holst Centre

Holst Centre is an independent open-innovation R&D centre that develops generic technologies for Wireless Autonomous Sensor Technologies and Flexible Electronics. A key feature of Holst Centre is its partnership model with industry and academia based around shared roadmaps and programs. It is this kind of cross-fertilization that enables Holst Centre to tune its scientific strategy to ...

HyperSolar, Inc.

HyperSolar, Inc.

HyperSolar is developing a breakthrough technology to produce renewable natural gas using sunlight, water and carbon dioxide. This renewable natural gas is a clean, carbon neutral methane gas that can be used as a direct replacement for traditional natural gas to power the world, without drilling or fracking, while mitigating CO2 emissions. Inspired by the photosynthetic processes that ...

Institute of Materials Research and Engineering

Institute of Materials Research and Engineering

Agency for Science, Technology and Research
The Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) is a research institute of the Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) under Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). The Institute has capabilities in materials analysis & characterisation, design & growth, patterning & fabrication, and ...

James Watt Nanofabrication Centre

James Watt Nanofabrication Centre

University of Glasgow
The James Watt Nanofabrication Centre @ Glasgow houses over £22M of nanofabrication tools in a 750m2 clean room run as a pseudo-industrial operation by 14 technicians and 4 PhD level research technologists. Glasgow has over 30 years experience of delivering micro- and nano-fabrication (and in particular electron-beam lithography) to develop solutions in processing, ...

JDS Uniphase Corporation

JDS Uniphase Corporation

A leading provider of optical products and test and measurement solutions for the communications industry, the JDSU technology portfolio is a key enabler for optical solutions in industries such as broadband communications, semiconductor manufacturing, document authentication, brand protection, and biotechnology.

Magnolia Solar, Inc.

Magnolia Solar, Inc.

Magnolia Solar, Inc. strives to develop and produce low cost, high efficiency, thin film solar cell modules. Our goal is to make strong impact towards green technology. Magnolia´s thin film solar cells offer - substantially lower cost than crystalline solar cells, use less expensive materials, significant gains in efficiency vs. other thin film cells and modules by application of ...

Nano Lab Technologies

Nano Lab Technologies

Using cutting edge technology and expertise, Nanolab Technologies provides Knowledge Based Analytical Services for Failure Analysis, Materials Analysis, FIB Circuit Edit, and Advanced Microscopy. Nanolab Technologies’ highly skilled, and experienced team of scientists, engineers, and analysts provides industry leading techniques to help you solve your problems. With two new facilities, ...

Nanomaterials and Nanofabrication Laboratories, LLC

Nanomaterials and Nanofabrication Laboratories, LLC

Nanomaterials and Nanofabrication Laboratories is an industry-leader in the production, processing and applications of colloidal nanocrystals.

Optodot Corporation

Optodot Corporation

Since its founding in 2000 to make optoelectronic components, Optodot has expanded its nanoporous membrane and its infrared (IR) optical coatings technologies into the battery, window film, security, custom IR optical film, and organic photovoltaic (OPV) markets.

PChem Associates, Inc.

PChem Associates, Inc.

PChem’s technology includes novel materials (inks), print processing trade secrets, and know how that in total provide PChem with a competitive advantage in the exciting and rapidly growing printed electronics market space. The heart of PChem’s technology is the Company’s patented silver nanoparticles. The conductive inks derived from these uniquely stabilized silver nanoparticles enables ...

Polyera Corporation

Polyera Corporation

Polyera Corporation is a leading supplier in semiconductor, dielectric, and interfacial materials for the printed and flexible electronics industry. Polyera is focused on developing breakthrough materials for its portfolio of ActivInk™ products and on working closely with customers to provide deep technical support and customized solutions in order to enable the commercialization of novel ...

QuNano AB

QuNano AB

Lund University
Founded in Sweden in 2005, QuNano works to commercialize cutting-edge, proprietary semiconductor and non-semiconductor nanowire technology in diverse fields such as solid state electronics, solid state illumination, highly efficient photovoltaics, and the life sciences. QuNano enjoys a uniquely close cooperation with scientists at Lund University’s Nanometer Structure ...

Rudolph Technologies, Inc.

Rudolph Technologies, Inc.

Rudolph Technologies, Inc. is a worldwide leader in the design, development, manufacture and support of defect inspection, advanced packaging lithography, process control metrology, and data analysis systems and software used by microelectronic device manufacturers worldwide. Rudolph provides a full-fab solution through its families of proprietary products that provide critical ...

SemiProbe

SemiProbe

SemiProbe designs and manufactures the most innovative and modular probing, inspection and test solutions available today. Our customers include Universities, Government Research Labs, and a broad range of semiconductor companies developing both existing and innovative, emerging technologies including MEMS, nanotechnology, optoelectronics, photovoltaics and more. With hundreds of installed ...

Sol Voltaics AB

Sol Voltaics AB

Sol Voltaics AB was founded by world renowned nanotechnology expert Lars Samuelson in 2008 in Lund Sweden with the focus to improve the efficiency of energy capture, generation and storage using miniscule amounts of novel nanomaterials. Sol Voltaics pioneering nanowire technology has been developed at the Nanometer Structure Consortium where we enjoy a uniquely close cooperation with ...

Solar3D, Inc.

Solar3D, Inc.

Solar3D, Inc. is developing a breakthrough 3-dimensional solar cell technology to maximize the conversion of sunlight into electricity. Up to 30% of incident sunlight is currently reflected off the surface of conventional solar cells, and more is lost inside the solar cell materials. Inspired by light management techniques used in fiber optic devices, our innovative solar cell technology ...

Solexant Corp.

Solexant Corp.

Solexant is a well funded start-up developing third generation thin film PV technologies which dramatically increase solar cell efficiency and reduce manufacturing costs, therefore enabling the commercialization of solar modules that generate electricity at competitive rates without depending on government subsidies. Using printable nano-material technologies exclusively licensed from ...

Spire Corporation

Spire Corporation

Spire Corporation is a diversified technology company providing innovative solar energy manufacturing equipment, biomedical devices and optoelectronic components, all based upon a common technology platform.

Surface Science Integration

Surface Science Integration

SSI specializes in the development of new technologies and products for the advanced materials, Solar Cell, Nanotechnology, MEMs and Compound Semiconductor markets.

Ulvac Japan, Ltd

Ulvac Japan, Ltd

ULVAC is an international corporation that designs, manufacturers and markets equipment and materials for industrial applications of vacuum technology.

Xunlight Corporation

Xunlight Corporation

Xunlight designs, manufactures, and delivers high performance, lightweight, and flexible solar modules. Xunlight Corporation is a venture-backed advanced technology company that specializes in the development of high-performance, flexible, and lightweight solar modules. Founded in 2002, the company was established to commercialize solar technology that was developed by Co-Founder Dr. ...