Alfa Chemistry Materials, a sub-branch of Alfa Chemistry, is focused on the supply of a wide array of materials, such as carbon nanotubes, fullerene (carbon spheres), graphene, high purity materials, MOFs and COFs compound, molecular sieve, quantum dots, etc.The Company offers a line of perovskite materials.Its materials can be used in many industries, like electrode materials, electrolytes, fuel cell catalysts, hydrogen storage materials, lithium-ion batteries, membranes, metal organic frameworks (mofs), perovskite materials, phosphors-phosphor materials, solid oxide fuel cell materials, supercapacitors, and thermoelectric materials.
Pervoskite material providers
Switzerland-based Avantama AG (previously called NanoGrade) is specialized in the development and supply of printable and coatable materials for the manufacturing of optical or electronic thin films. Avantamaâs materials are based on liquid formulations and inks containing semiconducting metal oxides or luminescent perovskite quantum dots.
Avantamaâs QDs show several differences when compared to other commercial QDs (CdSe and InP): the chemical composition is based on metal halide perovskites such as e.g. CsPbBr3, the QD color is mainly controlled by the chemical composition and not by the QD size, no additional inorganic shell is needed for high quantum efficiency and stability and more.
Borun was established in 2004 and is a professional manufacturer of Perovskite Solar Cell, Organic Optoelectronic Material (OPV), Dye-Sensitized solar cell (DSSC) and their Intermediate and Reagents in china. Among its customers are MERCK, TCI, and more.
The company deals with Perovskite Precursors and relative products of the Perovskite Precursor, and claims to offer the chemical industry's best quality Perovskite Precursors for the Solid State Dye Solar Cell technology. All Borun Perovskite Precursors provide guaranteed performance, high reproducibility, stable/consistent results, and are of the highest purity.
DOWA Electronics Materials was established in Japan in October 2006 as a company specializing in the electronics materials businesses, being spun off from DOWA Mining Co., Ltd. that was established as a mining and smelting company in 1884.
DOWA Electronics Materials has produced products that hold a top share of their respective world markets with the high added values and is classified divided into three major businesses; semiconductor business, electronics materials business, and advanced fine materials business.
DOWA produces, as part of its advanced materials unit, various kinds of metal powders like ferrite and iron powders, and is nowÂ developing complex oxide powders as a new field. Its perovskite-type complex oxide powder (SOFC) are various oxides that can be used as the materials for electrodes and electrolytes. It can also be used for exhaust gas purification catalyst and OSC material.Â
Dyenamo offers high-quality materials and equipment for solar energy applications, mainly dye-sensitized solar cellsÂ (DSSC), perovskite solar cellsÂ (PSC)Â andÂ solar fuels.
The company's strong connection with the Swedish R&D consortium the Center for Molecular Devices (CMD) enables it to always be at the frontier with regards to the latest development. CMD consists of research groups at the Royal Institute of TechnologyÂ (KTH)Â in Stockholm, research groups atÂ Uppsala UniversityÂ and the DSSC/PSC activities at the research instituteÂ Swerea IVF AB.
Founded in Taiwan in 2014, FrontMaterials is a technology company focusing on the commercialization of perovskite photovoltaics and dedicated to the scale up of perovskite materials and solar module. FrontMaterials provides a series of high quality perovskite and organic optoelectronic materials for research.
FrontMaterials' technology aims to enable promising applications including novel integration between electronics and photovoltaic modules, building-integrated photovoltaics, tandem integration with conventional silicon solar system, etc.
The technology looks to be light weight, flexible, thin, colorful, semi-transparent, and most importantly, based on high-speed printing and low-cost manufacturing. FrontMaterials is now in partnership with acdemia and industry worldwide.
Greatcell Solar Materials was spun off the now-defunct GreatCell Solar.
It concentrates on the commercialization and manufacture of materials for the PSC market. All materials previously offered by Greatcell Solar Australia are still offered by GSM; Since spinning off, GSM has also increased its materials diversity.
GSA is a Japan-based chemical company which performs R&D of advanced cutting edge materials, especially in the field of energy and environmental science.
These materials also include perovskite quantum dots, and can be applied to solar cell, rechargeable battery technologies, capacitors, fuel cells, thermoelectric devices and more.
Heliatek was spun-off in 2006 from the Technical University of Dresden (IAPP) and the University of Ulm. The companyâs founding brought together internationally renowned experts in the fields of organic optoelectronics and oligomer synthesis. As the global technology leader in the field of organic photovoltaics (OPV), the company aims to help shape a sustainable solar future.
Heliatek's 4 core focuses are: materials development, OPV business development, stack architechture (organic electronics) and R2R production. Its stated vision is to push forward advanced and sustainable energy solutions in everyday life. Heliatek is making the transition from technology development to industrial manufacturing. Its goal is to produce organic solar films in volume in the near future.
Microchem is a Korea-based global provider of ultra high-purity materials and components, mainly for the lighting industry. Microchem supplies mixed metal halides of a variety of components and compositions in the form of precisely-sized spheres of narrow mass variation and is now also covering ultra-dry metal halides of most of elements.
Microchem manufactures high-purity metal halides including: PbI2, SnI2, BiI3, RbI3 and CsI which are widely used in perovskite solar cell development. Microchem is also specialized in pelletizing those metal halides so that each pellet (1.0mg-10.0mg) can contain more than two metal halides according to molar ratio provided by a customer.
Microchem can aid the perovskite research community by providing easy-to-use materials. For example, a pellet (1.0mg) contains both CsI and PbI2 according to the molar ratio so that researchers or panel makers do not have to purchase CsI and PbI2 separately and add those metal halides into a solvent.
Nanox is an advanced materials company developing innovative nanocrystalline perovskite-based catalysts for environmental emission control, with a focus on the automotive stationary engine markets.
The emission control market is over $10 billion and growing steadily, especially with the expansion in Asia. The platinum group metals (PGM) remain the catalysts of choice but this situation is complicated by the requirement for higher performance at lower costs while the PGM are experiencing escalating prices. Nanox now offers an attractive solution to this problem with these perovskite-based Nanoxiteâ¢ catalysts engineered with unique structural features and high surface areas that enable higher catalytic efficiency at lower temperatures without sacrificing durability performance.
The Nanoxite products are readily incorporated into existing manufacturing processes used in the catalyst industry allowing easy market entry. Nanox has commissioned a pilot plant to produce commercial levels of the various catalyst formulations aimed at the autocatalyst, stationary and the CO/VOC oxidation markets. The Company aims to ramp up production and complete a larger scale production plant in late 2006.
Ossila was founded in 2009 by organic electronics research scientists with the aim of providing the components, equipment and materials to enable faster and smarter research and discovery. It supplies products to over 600 different institutions in over 57 countries across the world.
Ossila has developed packages of products and services to enable researchers to jump-start their organic electronics development program. In the field of perovskites, the company offers a collection of substrates, materials and processing equipment for the fabrication and measurement of perovskite solar cells and LEDs.
Ossilaâs perovskite range can be split into materials and test equipment. The biggest of these are the perovskite precursor materials â Ossila is focused on providing a wide range of organic salts required for fabricating a variety of different perovskite structures. Additionally, it offers a selection of interfacial layers for both hole-transporting and electron-transporting layers as these are often critical for obtaining high performance devices. Finally, Ossila has its premade inks, designed to simplify the process of developing perovskite solar cells for new researchers in the field.
PeroLED was established in 2019, with operations in both the UK and Saudi Arabia (at KAUST). The company develops novel light emitting materials and devices based on perovskite materials. PeroLED is focused on the development of electroluminescent perovskite materials for application in displays.
The company received a $2 million seed investment in 2020 from the KAUST Investment Fund.
Korea-based PEROLED Co. Ltd developed perovskite-based quantum dots for displays, solar panels and other applications. The company's materials can be used for photoluminescence and electroluminescence.
PEROLED offers both customized and off-the-shelf perovskote QD materials.
Quantum Materials Corp. manufactures Tetrapod Quantum Dots for use in medical, display, solar energy and lighting applications through an automated production process.
QMC states that its volume manufacturing methods assure economies of scale, reliability and uniformity to drive innovative discovery to commercial success by addressing three critical needs: lowering costs while improving efficiency and quality.
Quantum Solutions is a nanotech startup company based in the UK and originally founded at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia.
Quantum Solutions develops quantum dot materials and technology for image sensors applications. It provides QDot-branded quantum dots and helps to integrate them with silicon sensor technologies to detect the light beyond the visible spectrum. These wide range image sensors enable to capture images that would be invisible to the naked eye: from lower energy short wave infrared (SWIR) and middle wave infrared (MWIR) ranges to higher energy UV and X-ray lights.
Sefar AG (Switzerland) produces highly conductive, transparent and robust electrode materials for large area optoelectronics. These electrodes, containing fine metallic wires are suitable for printed and evaporated devices such as flexible OLEDs and various types of solar cells, including perovskite-based ones.
The Sefar electrodes can either be used as a substrate (to coat on it), as a grid-fabric (to laminate on top of a device), or even as a tandem-substrate (conductive on both sides).
Swiss-based Solaronix was established in 1993 with an aim to supply materials and equipment for the photovoltaics market. The company provides several materials for perovskite-based solar panel researchers - including titania pastes, perovskite light absorber precursor and hole transport material.
Tokyo Chemical Industry (TCI) is a global manufacturer and distributor of specialty organic chemicals with facilities in the USA, Europe, Japan, China and India.
Among their products are several chemicals relating perovskites, namely perovskite materials for solar cells like carrier transport materials, organic onium salts, cesium halides and lead halides.
Valais Perovskite Solar (VPS) is a Switzerland-based company with a focus on molecular engineering of functional materials for PV and light-emitting applications.
VPS mainly focuses on:
- Molecular Engineering of Sensitizers for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells and Organic Light-Emitting Diodes
- Perovskite solar cells
- Design and development of charge transporting materials
- Photophysics and Photochemistry of Molecular Assemblies
The goal of VPS is, according to its website: "to engineer at the molecular level novel panchromatic sensitizers and functionalized hole-transporting materials to achieve power conversion efficiency (PCE) surpassing 23%. Because many chemical combinations result in a perovskite crystal structure, and each of them has different optical properties, choosing the chemistry of a cell also means choosing what part of the spectrum it absorbs, this could push efficiency levels in the future up to around 36%. It may be possible to manufacture also a panel that is 30% efficient using standard solar cells in combination with perovskites".