FRANKLIN, MA, June 22, 2006 – Eikos Inc., a developer and licensor of highly transparent carbon nanotube (CNT) inks for conductive coatings and circuits, presented findings at the Nanotube 2006 Conference in Nagano, Japan June 20-23.  The prestigious Conference was attended by over 500 scientists from around the world, making it the largest nanotube conference ever held.


Eikos Senior Engineer, David Britz, presented the company’s successes using single walled carbon nanotubes as transparent conductors, the result of a joint research effort with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL),


In the first presentation, “Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes as High Performance Transparent Conductors”, Britz addressed the development of an alternative conductive coating to be used in the display, OLED, and photovoltaic industries.   Using InvisiconTM single wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) produces a film that is superior to other hole conducting transparent conductors.   An assessment of SWNTs when compared to traditional wide bandgap semiconductor metal oxides revealed that SWNTs have superior flexibility and electrical conductivity.


In the second poster session,Efficient Polymer-Fullerene Blend Solar Cells with a Single Walled Carbon Nanotube Transparent Electrode,” Britz discussed findings about the excitonic solar cell, the first organic device that is both efficient and produced in structures without Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) or polymers such as PEDOT.  The open-ended nature of the SWNT network allows for its compatibility with solvents used to deposit P3HT and PCBM, facilities intermixing with the active layers of the device and allows for the elimination of PEDOT.


About Eikos


Eikos Inc. is a developer and licensor of highly transparent carbon nanotube (CNT) inks for conductive coatings and circuits for use in flat panel displays, OLED lighting, solar cells, smart windows and other established markets.   Eikos’ patented InvisiconTM   transparent conductors (‘nanowires’) will enable high volume, low cost production of a thinner, more flexible and more durable conductive coating technology that will displace Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) as the industry standard.   A privately held company headquartered in Franklin Massachusetts, Eikos has a number of licenses and development contracts with major global companies, U.S. military agencies and NASA and is planning to establish manufacturing operations in the U.S. and Asia.   For more information, please visit us at www.eikos.com.