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SOLAR CELLS BASED ON QUANTUM DOT OR COLLOIDAL NANOCRYSTAL FILMS

United States Patent Application

20110146766
A1
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Solar cells and methods for use and making these solar cells are disclosed. An exemplary solar cell includes a first electrode. The solar cell also includes a nanocrystal film of a single material disposed in contact with the first electrode. The solar cell also includes a second electrode disposed in contact with the nanocrystal film, not in contact with the first electrode.
Nozik, Arthur J. (Golden, CO), Beard, Matthew (Golden, CO), Law, Matthew D. (Golden, CO), Luther, Joseph M. (Golden, CO)
SOLAR CELLS BASED ON QUANTUM DOT OR COLLOIDAL NANOCRYSTAL FILMS (Golden CO)
12/ 359,487
January 26, 2009
[0001] The United States Government has rights in this invention under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 between the United States Department of Energy and the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, the Manager and Operator of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.