Pixelligent Technologies, a manufacturer of advanced materials and PixClear nanocrystal dispersions for the solid state lighting and flat panel industries, announced earlier this week that it has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).
Entering into this agreement allows Pixelligent to further optimize materials and formulations to demonstrate improved performance and cost for roll-to-roll manufacturing, including for OLED devices.
"The Department of Energy has identified OLED Lighting as a key long-term priority, and Pixelligent is proud to support this effort,” commented Dr. Zhiyun (Gene) Chen, vice president Engineering of Pixelligent Technologies, and principal investigator on the project.
“This is a great example of collaboration between private enterprise and national labs."
Pixelligent will work with the DOE's Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at ORNL to . optimize the formulation for ORNL's roll-to-roll process.
The company announced the launch of its PixClear product line in March 2013 and is currently working with several of the world's leading chemical and electronic materials companies to integrate Pixelligent's materials into commercial products.