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Towards Indium free TCOs

Objective

The goal of INREP is to develop and deploy valid and robust alternatives to indium (In) based transparent conductive electrode materials as electrodes. In-based materials, mainly ITO, are technologically entrenched in the commercial manufacture of components like LEDs (both organic and inorganic), solar cells, touchscreens, so replacing them with In-free transparent conducting oxides (TCOs) will require holistic approach.
The INREP philosophy is to meet this challenge by addressing the whole value chain via an application focused research programme aiming at developing tailor made solutions for each targeted application.
This programme will produce a complete evaluation of the relevant properties of the proposed TCOs, including the impact of deposition technique, and by doing so, devise optimum processes for their application in selected, high value application areas. The selected application areas are organic and inorganic light emitting diodes (LEDs), solar cells and touchscreens. The physical properties of interest are the transparency, electrical conductivity, work function, texture, and chemical and thermal stability.
To reach its overall goal, INREP brings together industrial and academic experts in TCOs, the technology and processes for their deposition and their applications in a concerted research programme that will result in the creation of TCOs and deposition technologies with the optimum opto-electrical properties suitable for the economic and safe manufacture of the specified photonic or opto-electronic components.
The approach will include life cycle assessments of the environmental impact of the developed TCO materials and of their formation technologies over the entire period from application in manufacturing, throughcomponent operation into waste management.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/electrical conductivity
  • /humanities/philosophy, ethics and religion/philosophy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2014-one-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF BATH
Address
Claverton Down
BA2 7AY Bath
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 858 946

Participants (13)

CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue Jaquet Droz 1
2000 Neuchatel
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 380 546
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Meyer Burger Research AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rouges-terres 61
2068 Hauterive
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 715 312
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
SMIT OVENS BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Ekkersrijt 4302
5692 DH Son
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PLESSEY SEMICONDUCTORS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 527 500
Address
Tamerton Road Roborough
PL6 7BQ Plymouth
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 606 282
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations
POLITECHNIKA LODZKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 118 750
Address
Ulica Zeromskiego 116
90 924 Lodz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PLASMA QUEST LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 584 655
Address
Osborn Way Unit 1B The Rose Estate
RG27 9UT Hook Hampshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
QUAD INDUSTRIES NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 315 000
Address
Europark-oost 34
9100 Sint-niklaas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SLOVENSKA TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA V BRATISLAVE
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 220 500
Address
Vazovova 5
81243 Bratislava
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
L - UP SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 349 725
Address
Avenue De Friedland 32
75008 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MEYER BURGER (NETHERLANDS) BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 322 217
Address
Luchthavenweg 10
5657 EB Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)