Solvent system for solution processing of Selenide films

Technology Readiness Level: 2 – Concept developedTechnology Validation: This technology has been validated through laboratory testing.
  • Technology Readiness Level: 2 - Concept developed
  • Technology Validation: This technology has been validated through laboratory testing.

Abstract:

Researchers at Purdue University have developed an alternative method to form selenide films by the direct dissolution of metal-chalcogenide in an amine-thiol solvent system. This approach eliminates the need for hydrazine, a toxic and dangerous material, and allows the use of a safer alternative that produces a high-quality film. This technology is useful for those who want to solution-processed potential Applications of metal selenides into films for electronic applications, including solar cells.

Advantages:

  • Direct dissolution of metals and metal compounds
  • Solution processing yielding high quality films
  • Elimination of hydrazine

Potential Applications:

  • Solution processing of selenide films
  • Electronics and solar cell applications

Contact Information:

  • Name: William D Buchanan
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  • Email: wdbuchanan@prf.org
  • Phone: 765-588-3584
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