On February 6 during the Festival of Science Week in the Ulyanovsk region an international seminar on applying transparent conductive oxide (TSO) technologies was virtually held across seven RUSNANO Nanocenters (Moscow, St.Petersburg, Dubna, Ulyanovsk, Saransk, Tomsk, Novosibirsk). These films are used in all existing optoelectronic devices (LEDs, displays, solar cells) that contain transparent conductive oxides (TCO). Representatives of leading manufacturing enterprises and research institutions gathered in their respective NanoCenters to meet with Intermolecular (IMI), a global leader, their partner and the seminar’s organizer.
TCO technologies are used in advanced glass coating products (energy saving, low emissions, electrochromic properties, self-cleaning and super-hydrophilicity), photovoltaic devices (transparent heaters, electromagnetic shielding), electronics and displays.
Leading engineers and scientists from the US and Russia gathered to search for advanced solutions and as a result of the seminar formed a Consortium of Enterprises dedicated to the joint development and implementation of TCO technologies. The Consortium leverages the resources and efforts of its members to reduce the time and expenses for developing advanced technologies and to bring new products to market. Interested companies from Russia and CIS are invited to collaborate on the joint projects undertaken by the Consortium.
The Consortium was established at the initiative of the high-tech company founded by the Nanocenters of Ulyanovsk, Dubna, the Republic of Mordovia, and the US company Intermolecular, Inc.
*Intermolecular, Inc. is a research company founded in 2004 in California. One of the company’s areas of expertise is the creation of a combinatorial (HPC™) platform that accelerates scientific research and implementation of innovations, and substantially reduces the time to bring a product to market in the semiconductor and clean energy fields. The approach is based on the combination of the proprietary, high-performance combinatorial (HPC™) platform and the company’s inter-disciplinary team of experts. Within the scope of collaborative development programs (CDPs) with its customers, Intermolecular, Inc. develops proprietary technologies focused on advanced materials and processes.
* Comberry – a technology company established in 2013 by the NanoCenters of Ulyanovsk, Dubna and the Republic of Mordovia. The company’s main objective is research and development in the field of functional thin-film coatings for the following applications: glass coating, PV, power electronics and displays. Unique equipment, cutting edge technology and a highly professional team make it possible to substantially reduce the time and financial expenses required to conduct scientific researches.