Form 9.B Project Summary

Chron:

971449

Proposal Number:

10.08-7223

Project Title:

Low Energy Plasmas Applied to

Transparent Organic Optoelectronic

Devices

Technical Abstract (Limit 200 words)

The anticipated results of the proposed research

could lead to basic improvements in the

performance of organic high-emitting devices

(OLEDs) poised to enter the electronic display

market. Specific objectives: 1) Confirm the concept

of low energy plasma deposition of thermally

evaporated organic precursors to form sandwich

layers. 2) Demonstrate a practical deposition

process which excludes air. 3) Verify that such

layers can be electrically excited to controlled light

emission. 4) Confirm the luminosity, transparency,

and flexibility of prototype OLEDs. 5) Demonstrate

extended life and reduced power drain after

prolonged flexing of hermetically sealed prototypes.

6) Characterize the layers' surface structure and

electroluminescent performance. 7) Relate results

to a Phase II development of a prototype to meet

NASA's requirements. 8) Analyze the Phase III

commercial potential.

Potential Commercial Applications (Limit 200 words)

Portable displays (radio receivers, cellular

telephones, calculators). Automotive instrument

and safety displays. Flat panel displays. Flexible

optoelectronic displays. Electroluminescent and

photosensitive polymers. Heads-up displays for

windshields, helmets, visors, and mirrors.

Information readout: panel meters, test and audio

equipment, and home appliances.

Name and Address of Principal Investigator (Name,

Organization Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip)

Hiroshi Nomura, Ph.D.

NeoMecs Inc.

4832 Park Glen Road

St. Louis Park , MN 55416

Name and Address of Offeror (Firm Name, Mail Address,

City/State/Zip)

Hiroshi Nomura Ph.D.

NeoMecs Inc.

4832 Park Glen Road

St. Louis Park , MN 55416