Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Eikos and NREL receive best in category

Abstract:
Research on Replacement of ITO and PEDOT in organic and ZnO in CIGS solar cells presented at IEEE 4th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion in Waikoloa, Hawaii

Eikos and National Renewable Energy Laboratory receive best in category at IEEE photovoltaic energy conversion conference

Eikos Inc

Franklin, MA | Posted on May 25, 2006

Eikos Inc., a developer and licensor of highly transparent carbon nanotube (CNT) inks for conductive coatings and circuits, in collaboration with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), received Best In Category Distinction for Novel Materials & Devices for its poster presentation at the IEEE 4th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion in Waikoloa, Hawaii in May 2006.

The presentation “Carbon Nanotubes as Transparent Electrodes for Photovoltaics,” focused on Eikos Invisicon® carbon nanotube conductive coatings. NREL/Eikos created organic solar cell structures using Invisicon® which achieved efficiencies of 2.6% for devices with PEDOT (PolyEthyleneDiOxyThiophene) and 1.4% for those without PEDOT. These results are higher than any other organic devices employing transparent carbon nanotube electrodes reported to date. Single Walled Nanotube transparent conductors offer versatile materials options for photovoltaic applications such as solar cells.

Related work under the same U.S. Department of Energy contract produced the world’s first thin-film Copper Indium Gallium diSelenide (CIGS) solar cell incorporating CNTs. An energy conversion efficiency of 12.98% was achieved using Invisicon® as a substitution for doped Zinc Oxide in these cells. This work was also presented at the World Conference.

Aspects of this research are slated to be published in a major journal in the near future, coauthored by NREL of Golden, CO and Eikos of Franklin, MA.

####

About Eikos:
Eikos, Inc. is a developer and manufacturer of highly transparent carbon nanotube inks for conductive coatings and circuits for use in solar cells, flat panel displays, OLED lighting, smart windows and other established markets. Eikos' patented InvisiconR transparent conductors ('nanowires') will enable high volume, low cost production of a thinner, more flexible and more durable conductive coating technology that will displace Indium Tin Oxide (ITO), Zinc Oxide, PEDOT/PSS, and other transparent conductors.

A privately held company headquartered in Franklin Massachusetts, Eikos has a number of licenses and development contracts with major global companies, U.S. military agencies and NASA.

For more information, please click here.

Contact:
Andrew Lavin
A. Lavin Communications
212-290-9540
alc@alavin.com

Copyright © Eikos

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Nanotubes/Buckyballs/Fullerenes

Fed grant backs nanofiber development: Rice University joins Department of Energy 'Next Generation Machines' initiative May 10th, 2017

Nanotubes that build themselves April 14th, 2017

Intertronics introduce new nanoparticle deagglomeration technology March 15th, 2017

Boron atoms stretch out, gain new powers: Rice University simulations demonstrate 1-D material's stiffness, electrical versatility January 26th, 2017

Announcements

Three-dimensional graphene: Experiment at BESSY II shows that optical properties are tuneable May 24th, 2017

Leti to Demo 1st Wireless UNB Transceiver for ‘Massive Internet of Things’ at RFIC 2017 and IMS 2017: Leti Will also Present Three Papers & Two Workshops on 5G Communications IC Design, from RF to mm-Wave, During IMS 2017 and RFIC 2017 in Hawaii May 24th, 2017

GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Chengdu Partner to Expand FD-SOI Ecosystem in China: More than $100M investment to establish a center of excellence for FDXTM FD-SOI design May 23rd, 2017

Zap! Graphene is bad news for bacteria: Rice, Ben-Gurion universities show laser-induced graphene kills bacteria, resists biofouling May 22nd, 2017

Energy

Three-dimensional graphene: Experiment at BESSY II shows that optical properties are tuneable May 24th, 2017

Stanford scientists use nanotechnology to boost the performance of key industrial catalyst May 18th, 2017

Fed grant backs nanofiber development: Rice University joins Department of Energy 'Next Generation Machines' initiative May 10th, 2017

Discovery of new transparent thin film material could improve electronics and solar cells: Conductivity is highest-ever for thin film oxide semiconductor material May 6th, 2017

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project