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WRAPPED OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICES AND METHODS FOR MAKING SAME

United States Patent Application

*** PATENT GRANTED ***
20100313944
9,705,103
A1
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In various embodiments, optoelectronic devices are described herein. The optoelectronic device may include an optoelectronic cell arranged so as to wrap around a central axis wherein the cell includes a first conductive layer, a semi-conductive layer disposed over and in electrical communication with the first conductive layer, and a second conductive layer disposed over and in electrical communication with the semi-conductive layer. In various embodiments, methods for making optoelectronic devices are described herein. The methods may include forming an optoelectronic cell while flat and wrapping the optoelectronic cell around a central axis. The optoelectronic devices may be photovoltaic devices. Alternatively, the optoelectronic devices may be organic light emitting diodes.
Curran, Seamus (Pearland, TX), Dias, Sampath (Houston, TX), Alley, Nigel (Houston, TX), Haldar, Amrita (Houston, TX), Yambem, Soniya Devi (Houston, TX), Kang-Shyang, Liao (Houston, TX), Chaudhari, Prajakta (Houston, TX)
University of Houston (Houston TX)
12/ 816,288
June 15, 2010
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH [0002] This invention was made in part with United States Government support under a Department of Energy grant DE-FG36-08G088008. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.