TechConnect Innovation Program

Composition-matched molecular “solders” for semiconductors

University of Chicago, IL, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Newly discovered compounds serve as “solders” for semiconductors used in many applications. For example, CdSe nanocrystals with Na2Cd2Se3 solder produces CdSe films with electron mobilities exceeding 300 cm2/Vsec. Moreover, semiconductor powders can be molded into various shapes in the presence of composition-matched solder, opening new design spaces for semiconductor technologies.

Primary Application Area: Electronics, Sensors & Communications

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: This technology permits formation of new semiconductor architectures and materials and opens up new opportunities in printable electronics and optoelectronics, as well as moldable or 3D-printable photovoltaic and thermoelectric materials.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 637

Website: tech.uchicago.edu

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners