Advanced Organic Photovoltaic Films
Louisiana State University, Louisiana, United States
This invention is a process to cheaply produce polythiophenes in a monomer-by-monomer, stepwise fashion. The process gives unprecedented control over molecular weight (MW) and eliminates laborious post-synthesis purification. Additionally, the control over polymer structure will assist in optimizing solar harvesting efficiency, electronic device characteristics, and processing properties.
Primary Application Area: Renewable & Hydrogen Energy
Technology Development Status: Prototype
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 4
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: The advantages to the LSU process are the narrow, well-defined molecular weight, regioregularity (or molecular uniformity), the ease of use, and the capacity to easily fabricate unprecedented uniform “block” structures. Silicon semiconductor development can be improved, for example, by producing the required ultra-pure, crystalline silicon wafers.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 737
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Government Funding/Support to Date:
Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant, University
Looking for: Development / License Partners