TechConnect Innovation Program

Advanced Organic Photovoltaic Films

Louisiana State University, Louisiana, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

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.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 737

Website: uiswcmsweb.prod.lsu.edu/research/intellectualproperty

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant, University

Looking for: Development / License Partners