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Super-Transparent Electrodes for Photovoltaic Applications

United States Patent Application

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Super-transparent electrodes for photovoltaic applications are disclosed. In some embodiments, a photovoltaic cell (1) includes an absorber material (16) capable of absorbing solar energy and converting the absorbed energy into electrical current; a window electrode (10) disposed on a light-entry surface of the absorber material (16), the window electrode (10) comprising an anti-reflective coating (ARC) layer (12) and a metallic layer (13), and a rear electrode (18) disposed on a surface of the absorber material (16) in opposing relation to the window electrode (10), wherein the rear electrode (18) in combination with the window electrode (10) are configured to collect electrical current generated in the absorber material (16).
Kempa, Krzysztof J. (Chestnut Hill, MA), Ren, Zhifeng (Houston, TX), Wang, Yang (Guangzhou, CN)
The Trustees of Boston College (Chestnut Hill MA)
14/ 129,428
June 27, 2012
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0002] This invention was made with government support under grant no. DE-FG02-00ER45805 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights to the present invention.