December 13, 2010
California-based firm Shrink Nanotechnologies has signed a multi-year license for the University of Chicago’s so-called electronic glue. The deal covers all but thermo-electric applications of the glue, which has the potential to bring down the cost of many semiconductor devices including computer chips and solar cells.
The research was published in Science in June 2009. The researchers explained that the cost of large semi-conductor crystals made large scale applications – like solar panels – prohibitively expensive.