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LIQUID ELECTROLYTE-FREE, SOLID-STATE SOLAR CELLS WITH INORGANIC HOLE TRANSPORT MATERIALS

United States Patent Application

20130233377
A1
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Photovoltaic cells incorporating the compounds A/M/X compounds as hole transport materials are provide. The A/M/X compounds comprise one or more A moieties, one or more M atoms and one or more X atoms. The A moieties are selected from organic cations and elements from Group 1 of the periodic table, the M atoms are selected from elements from at least one of Groups 3, 4, 5, 13, 14 or 15 of the periodic table, and the X atoms are selected from elements from Group 17 of the periodic table.
Kanatzidis, Mercouri G. (Wilmette, IL), Chung, In (Washington, DC), Lee, Byunghong (Evanston, IL), Chang, Robert P. H. (Glenview, IL)
Northwestern University (Evanston IL)
13/ 772,794
February 21, 2013
REFERENCE TO GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0002] This invention was made with government support under DE-FG02-08ER46536, DE-SC0001059 awarded by the Department of Energy, and DMR0843962 and ESI0426328 awarded by the National Science Foundation. The government has certain rights in the invention.