TechConnect Innovation Program

Solution Processable Silicon Nanoparticle Inks

University of Minnesota, MN, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Plasma based methods to produce and modify silicon nanoparticles which provides nanoparticle inks that can be cast into films or deposited using printing and other techniques that are compatible with roll-to-roll manufacturing.

Primary Application Area: Materials & Chemical

Technology Development Status: Concept

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: A no solvent method to produce modified semiconductor nanoparticles that can be solution processed and are compatible with roll-to-roll manufacturing methods.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 633

Website: http://www.research.umn.edu/techcomm/

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: NSF CBET-0756326
DOE DE-AC52-06NA25396
DOE Energy Frontier Research Center for Advanced Solar Photophysics

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners