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United States Patent Application

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The solar fuels generator includes an ionically conductive separator between a gaseous first phase and a second phase. A photoanode uses one or more components of the first phase to generate cations during operation of the solar fuels generator. A cation conduit is positioned provides a pathway along which the cations travel from the photoanode to the separator. The separator conducts the cations. A second solid cation conduit conducts the cations from the separator to a photocathode.
Lewis, Nathan S. (La Canada Flintridge, CA), Sprugeon, Joshua M. (Los Angeles, CA), West, William C. (South Pasadena, CA), Xiang, Chengxiang (Pasadena, CA)
13/ 947,868
July 22, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH [0002] This invention was made with government support under DE-SC000493/T-105567 awarded by the Department of Energy (JCAP). The government has certain rights in the invention.