Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Sharif University Researchers Receive US Patent on Solar Cells

Abstract:
Researchers at Iran's Sharif University of Technology managed to receive a US patent issued under the title of 'Single-Sided Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Having A Vertical Patterned Structure' and publication number of US20110220192.

Sharif University Researchers Receive US Patent on Solar Cells

Tehran, Iran | Posted on May 6th, 2012

"We have made it to propose a novel structure for the solar cells which can eliminate the unnecessary formation of the conductive glasses - a major cost intensive by-product in course of solar cells manufacturing," Nima Taqavinia, associate professor at Sharif University of Technology, said in an exclusive interview with INIC.

"Dye-sensitized solar cells are a type of nanostructured solar cells whose mechanism is based on light absorption by the pigment molecules plus electron and hole injection to a semiconductor and an electrolyte. This highly resembles the photosynthesis occurring in plants," Taqavinia added, elaborating on the invented dye-sensitized solar cells.

"Our research group is affiliated with the Nanoparticles and Nanocoatings Lab at the Department of Physics of the Sharif University of Technology. Our main mission in the mentioned laboratory is to pave the way for commercialization of the solar cells technology. Concurrent with this project, we are conducting some other researches within the same framework and hope to come up with convenient results soon in the future," he stated.

As for the commercialization and mass production of the solar cells in Iran, Taqavinia believes, "For fabrication of a small panel of solar cells, a large number of layering and heat treatment steps are required. Once regarded from the mass production view point, each of such apparently simple steps demands a great deal of design and operation.

"The production rate, processing cost, cost of the raw materials, and all other parameters impacting the final cost should be low enough for the new product to beat its rivals. Also, the durability and excellence of performance are two of other key factors. As a result, a combination of parameters together with technical novelty can guarantee a promising commercialization. We make our contributions to the different aspects of this development. To materialize such a dream, which is the localization of the solar cells production technology, we need to build a diverse and strong portfolio of the related patents."

####

For more information, please click here

Copyright © Fars News Agency

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

News and information

A nanoscale wireless communication system via plasmonic antennas: Greater control affords 'in-plane' transmission of waves at or near visible light August 27th, 2016

Forces of nature: Interview with microscopy innovators Gerd Binnig and Christoph Gerber August 26th, 2016

A promising route to the scalable production of highly crystalline graphene films August 26th, 2016

Graphene under pressure August 26th, 2016

Announcements

A nanoscale wireless communication system via plasmonic antennas: Greater control affords 'in-plane' transmission of waves at or near visible light August 27th, 2016

Forces of nature: Interview with microscopy innovators Gerd Binnig and Christoph Gerber August 26th, 2016

A promising route to the scalable production of highly crystalline graphene films August 26th, 2016

Graphene under pressure August 26th, 2016

Patents/IP/Tech Transfer/Licensing

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. Provides Shareholder Update August 22nd, 2016

Starpharma initiates new DEPô drug delivery program with AstraZeneca July 27th, 2016

Integration of novel materials with silicon chips makes new 'smart' devices possible July 25th, 2016

Research team led by NUS scientists develop plastic flexible magnetic memory device: Novel technique to implant high-performance magnetic memory chip on a flexible plastic surface without compromising performance July 21st, 2016

Energy

New electrical energy storage material shows its power: Nanomaterial combines attributes of both batteries and supercapacitors August 25th, 2016

Lehigh engineer discovers a high-speed nano-avalanche: New findings published in the Journal of Electrochemical Society about the process involving transformations in glass that occur under intense electrical and thermal conditions could lead the way to more energy-efficient glas August 24th, 2016

New flexible material can make any window 'smart' August 23rd, 2016

Researchers reduce expensive noble metals for fuel cell reactions August 22nd, 2016

Solar/Photovoltaic

Let's roll: Material for polymer solar cells may lend itself to large-area processing: 'Sweet spot' for mass-producing polymer solar cells may be far larger than dictated by the conventional wisdom August 12th, 2016

NREL technique leads to improved perovskite solar cells August 11th, 2016

Making a solar energy conversion breakthrough with help from a ferroelectrics pioneer: Philadelphia-based team shows how a ferroelectric insulator can surpass shockley-queisser limit August 9th, 2016

Tiny high-performance solar cells turn power generation sideways August 5th, 2016

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







Car Brands
Buy website traffic