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SOLAR FUELS GENERATOR

United States Patent Application

20120138456
A1
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The solar fuels generator includes photoanodes that each extends outward from a first side of a membrane. The generator also includes photocathodes that each extends outward from a second side of the membrane. The photocathodes each includes a p-type semiconductor and the photoanodes each includes an n-type semiconductor. The p-type semiconductors are in electrical communication with the n-type semiconductors.
Spurgeon, Joshua M. (Pasadena, CA), Lewis, Nathan S. (La Canada, CA)
THE CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (Pasadena CA)
13/ 312,567
December 6, 2011
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH [0002] This invention was made with government support under DE-FG02-07ER46405 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.