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December 7th, 2010

PA NanoCenter Awards $250K to PA-Based Nanotechnology Companies

Abstract:
The Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center awarded $250,000 in Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) funding to two Pennsylvania-based nanotechnology companies. The Center also released its latest Industry Impact Data detailing job, technology and patent creation, as well as funding levels.

The Center awarded $100,000 in AFRL funding to SolarPA Inc., to commercialize a nanocrystalline coating, "Nanocoat." The nanocrystalline coating does the following: The nanocrystals in the coating bend the incoming sunlight minimizing reflection off the surface of the solar panels. It traps light inside the semiconductor materials and redirects incoming light so that rather than passing through the thin semiconductor material, it travels along its surface, increasing the chances it will be absorbed. The technology is inexpensive and is expected to lower the cost per watt of solar power.

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