Hybrid-En brings organic materials to semiconductors
Categorie(s) : MINATEC, News, Research
Published : 3 December 2012
In the future, the performance of energy generation and storage systems will depend on an unprecedented alliance between semiconductors and organic materials. At least that’s the goal of research to be conducted at Hybrid-En, a new 200 m2 research facility being built in MINATEC’s 10.05 building. Hybrid-En will bring together around 20 physicists and chemists from the French Nanoscience and Cryogenics Institute (INAC), the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), and Joseph Fourier University to create new nanostructured objects for use in solar panels, batteries, and super-capacity and thermoelectric systems.
The scientists will use prototypes to demonstrate that using organic materials to create nanostructured semiconductors can offer benefits such as increased flexibility and lower costs (since organic substances are relatively cheap). The lab is scheduled to open in Q1 2013.
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