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Phototronics proposal

Industrial development of amorphous silicon-based components
for photoelectronic applications

Amorphous silicon is a recent semiconductor whose applications in various areas (photovoltaics, electronics, office systems, robotics, etc.) are still at the development stage. The project is aimed at the development of a European amorphous silicon industry with, in Phase 1 and 2, two areas of application: - in photovoltaics, as a source of autonomous electric power supply for small consumption equipment (clocks, watches, portable measuring instruments, security and surveillance systems, remote controllers, etc.,) as well as for specific applications in the automotive industry. - in office systems, robotics and medical apparatus, as a light sensor with a response very close to that of the human eye (measuring instruments, shape and position detectors, robotics sensors for scanners, etc.). Contribution to a third category of application, liquid crystal flat screens driven by amorphous, silicon-based thin-film transistors, is envisaged by a later, third phase of the project.
Project ID: 
3
Start date: 
01-01-1987
Project Duration: 
66months
Project costs: 
62 980 000.00€
Technological Area: 
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Raising the productivity and competitiveness of European businesses through technology. Boosting national economies on the international market, and strengthening the basis for sustainable prosperity and employment.