Thin layer materials: Sprint project aims high
Categorie(s) : News, Research
Published : 3 December 2018
LMGP is coordinating the EU Sprint project, which kicked off in September. The project involves a consortium of six academic research labs. And the project is an ambitious one. The objective is to develop a thin-layer deposition process for amorphous or crystalline materials that works at ambient temperature and pressure and that is compatible with all types of substrates. The process would mark a radical breakthrough with regard to the limitations and demands of current deposition processes (vacuum, high-temperature, etc.). It would also facilitate innovation in fields like photovoltaic cells, LEDs, and electronic and optoelectronic sensors.
For now, the researchers are keeping quiet about the details of their work. However, they did reveal enough to EU research authorities to secure €3 million in funding over four years.