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FORMATION OF INTEGRAL COMPOSITE PHOTON ABSORBER LAYER USEFUL FOR PHOTOACTIVE DEVICES AND SENSORS

United States Patent Application

20130026535
A1
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Methods of forming photoactive devices include infiltrating pores of a solid porous ceramic material with a fluid, which may be a supercritical fluid, carrying at least one single source precursor therein. The single source precursor may be decomposed to form a plurality of particles within the pores of the solid porous ceramic material. Photoactive devices include a solid porous ceramic material exhibiting electrical conductivity, and a plurality of photoactive semiconductor particles within pores of the solid porous ceramic material.
Fox, Robert V. (Idaho Falls, ID), Rodriguez, Rene G. (Pocatello, ID), Pak, Joshua J. (Pocatello, ID)
BATTELLE ENERGY ALLIANCE, LLC (Idaho Falls ID)
13/ 191,062
July 26, 2011
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0002] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC07-05ID14517 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.