Unidym and Nano-C Enter Exclusive License Agreement for Fullerene Derivatives Used in Solar Cells
Unidym will also cooperate with Nano-C to supply a variety of patented derivatives to customers for uses beyond Photovoltaics
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Unidym, Inc. is a majority owned subsidiary of Arrowhead Research Corporation. The license provides Nano-C exclusive rights to U.S. Patent No. 5,739,376 and foreign counterparts in the field of photovoltaics.
In recent years, researchers and companies seeking to commercialize novel thin film Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) solar technologies have focused on using fullerene derivatives as the n-type semiconductor in bulk heterojunction organic solar cells. The use of fullerenes as the electron acceptor and transporter results in higher quantum efficiencies of the cells.
“We are delighted to add this patent to our growing IP portfolio, which further strengthens our position in fullerene manufacture, purification, separation and derivatization,” notes Viktor Vejins, CEO of Nano-C.