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NSF SBIR Phase I award, July 2017

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The group is pleased to announce that the National Science Foundation has awarded us an SBIR Phase I grant (#1721884, Program Manager Ben Schrag)  for “Scalable fabrication of stable perovskite solar panels using slot-die coating technique.”  In this project, nTact company, in partnership with the Texas State, will use nTact’s slot die coating method and air stable p-i-n devices architecture to manufacture perovskite solar panel with a target power conversion efficiency of 20%, operational lifetime of more than 10,000 hours, power-to-weight ratio of 1 kW/kg, and target manufacturing cost of less than $0.3/W.  This is over a 40% reduction in costs when compared to industry leading photovoltaic technologies.

Physics Department Colloquium, 10/07/2015

You can find the slides here phys col AZ 10.07

 RFM2206 Lab Grand Opening Event, January 23rd, 2015

Organic Electronics Lab RFM2206 is now officially open. We thank administration, faculty, staff members, engineers and students who helped in this process and hope to elevate Texas State as a hub for semiconductor devices of the future. [details & photos]

Fraunhofer COMEDD

Fraunhofer COMEDD presents first results of the new technology at SID 2014. [link]

New organic semiconductor devices

The work on doped organic transistors working in inverse regime, originally published in Nature Communications in 2013 was featured at “Das Physikportal” [link]

Metal-organic microcavities

“Metal-organic microcavities: Keep it coherent” Michiel Wouters write a News and Views piece in Nature Photonics that highlights our work on Phase-locked coherent modes in a patterned metal-organic microcavity, originally published in Nature Photonics in 2012.

On German’s TV

Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) featured Alex Zakhidov in the “Brilliant Minds” series about young scientists. [link, local video]