TechConnect Innovation Program

Single-shot two-dimensional spectrophotometer

University of Chicago, IL, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Dr. Greg Engel’s novel 2D UV-Vis spectroscopy method provides analytical chemists and quality control technicians with a rapid chemical analysis tool for characterizing a materials’ electronic structure in solar energy research, photoactive device characterization, and drug discovery.

Primary Application Area: Instrumentation & Manufacturing

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 4

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Single-shot 2D spectroscopy provides more electronic information than is available using conventional UV-Vis methods in a much shorter period of time (within seconds), thereby speeding up and improving device optimization, device testing, and quality control monitoring in the fields of solar energy research, optoelectronic devices, and drug discovery.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 637

Website: www.uchicago.edu

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners