Lead Performer: PPG Industries – Cheswick, PA
-- Plextronics – Pittsburgh, PA
-- Universal Display Corporation – Ewing, NJ
DOE Total Funding: $2,345,638
Cost Share: $2,345,638
Project Term: August 1, 2013 – December 31, 2016
Funding Opportunity: SSL Manufacturing R&D Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-000079
This project plans to develop manufacturing processes to enable commercialization of a large-area, low-cost integrated substrate for rigid OLED lighting, using inexpensive float glass combined with a transparent conductive anode film layer, and internal and external light extraction techniques. In combination, these design elements will enable an integrated substrate meeting or exceeding 2015 performance targets for cost ($60/m2), extraction efficiency (50%) and sheet resistance (less than 1 ohm/sq). PPG will build on anode and extraction layer capabilities and utilize its existing low-cost, coated glass manufacturing footprint. PPG will partner with Universal Display Corporation (UDC) to fabricate and characterize devices made using the integrated substrates for manufacturing process optimization studies.
The availability of a commercial, low-cost substrate will reduce manufacturing costs of the OLED devices to stimulate marketable product developments and provide a technology base for increased OLED manufacturing capacity as demand grows.
DOE Technology Manager: Jim Brodrick
Lead Performer: Cheng-Hung Hung, PPG Industries