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Amorphous Silicon Advantages

Blog The silicon most people are familiar with is the crystalline form found in computer semiconductor chips. The silicon in these chips is created by atomic layer deposition (ALD) in a crystalline form. Also, the early development of silicon anodes in the EV industry builds upon this ALD process, thus using crystalline silicon. In contrast, Cyclohexasilane deposits an amorphous silicon structure, a-Si, which offers many advantages: Can be deposited at lower temperatures, << 400 °C, …

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Creating CHS-Enabled High-Intensity LED Lighting for COVID-19 Decontamination

Blog Continuing with our recent spotlights on the various applications that Coretec’s Cyclohexasilane (CHS) impacts, especially those that address global challenges, we highlight our provisional patent in the LED market. Notably, this includes vertical agriculture, high-intensity lighting, and microbial decontamination. This third edition of the series delves into an incredibly timely application noted in the patent: SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) decontamination. Ultraviolet (UV) light has long been used as a method of microbial decontamination, most prominently in …

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Cyclohexasilane as a Higher Order Silane

Blog Typical CVD processes used to create p-type MOSFETs (metal oxide field effect transistors) have included high concentrations of germanium which improves hole mobility due to the induced strain of embedding the germanium into the silicon lattice.  However, as the industry drives to smaller devices, the needed concentrations of germanium, along with typical deposition temperatures of greater than 700 °C has caused severe lattice mismatch issues, leading to structural defects, and ultimately device failure. While …

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Moving Up: Coretec’s Return to the OTCQB Market

Blog To close out our CEO letter series for November 2020, we’d like to highlight an update that, for many long-time followers of The Coretec group, is a significant achievement – our return to the OTCQB market. Since our merger with 3DIcon in June of 2016, we have been trading on OTC Pink, the lower tier of the OTC markets, while we continued to build a solid business strategy, build a solid intellectual property foundation, …

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Free Webinar: Tunable Syntheses of Advanced Silicon Anodes Using Cyclohexasilane

Blog Due to the ongoing global pandemic, the 2020 Battery Show North America typically held in Novi, MI was changed from in person attendance to a virtual show. The Coretec Group intended to participate in the Technical Conference and introduce cyclohexasilane as a premier silicon precursor. In lieu of the ability to deliver this content in person, we are offering Dr. Elgammal’s (VP of Technology – The Coretec Group) pre-recorded webinar “Tunable Syntheses of Advanced …

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Coretec’s LED Provisional Patent Applied to Vertical Agriculture

Blog Last month, we announced the filing of our provisional patent, defining novel capabilities of Coretec’s CHS-derived silicon within next generation high-intensity, high-efficiency LED lighting. These high-powered LEDs are the driving force to double digit CAGR growth in several markets, and a very important one is vertical agriculture. Vertical agriculture farms have several advantages over traditional farming.  There is no need to worry about seasonal weather patterns, properly farmable soil, negative effects of climate change, …

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Competitive Advantage (Semiconductors)

Blog Shareholder Call Series – Part 9 Semiconductor manufacturers are constantly seeking new material advancements to make next generation chips. CHS offers unique properties that address design, cost, and production challenges, giving Coretec an edge within the silicon semiconductor market. Today’s silicon precursors require high temperatures to deposit silicon onto the wafer, which can end up damaging next generation chip designs resulting in yield loss. CHS on the other hand can do what today’s silicon …

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Coretec’s Revenue Strategy

Blog Shareholder Call Series – Part 6 Revenues are a focus area for our commercialization strategy and process. Our revenue is going to rely on either the sale of a license or the sale of product, both of which are currently being discussed with our customers. Negotiations around revenue are likely to happen sometime next year, as our customers begin receiving their CHS samples in Q4 2020 and Q1 2021. Licensing often involves a general …

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Coretec’s Manufacturing Partnership with Evonik

Blog Shareholder Call Series – Part 4 In July 2020, Coretec announced that it entered into a manufacturing partnership with Evonik, who will deliver the first batches of cyclohexasilane (CHS) before the end of 2020. At that point, we will be prepared to provide CHS samples to our application development partners. This is a significant milestone for us for two separate reasons. The first is a decision by Evonik shows that there is a need …

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Coretec’s Timeline

Blog Shareholder Call Series – Part 3 Now that we have built a CHS strategy with our manufacturing partner Evonik, and a timeframe of Q4 2020 for delivery of the first batches of CHS, Coretec is focused on marketing CHS’s value to key applications and application development with our customers. To start, Coretec is focused on CHS application into Gen 2.0 Li Ion batteries and semiconductor manufacturing, and has an added push in the LED …

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