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United States Patent Application

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Photoelectrochemical Semiconductor Surface Fortification via Ion Implantation
Disclosed herein are methods of treating a semiconductor surface by nitridation and deposition of a ruthenium alloy. Also disclosed are semiconductors treated with these methods, their incorporation into photoelectrochemical cells, and their use in photoelectrochemical water splitting.
DEUTSCH, Todd (Westminster, CO), TURNER, John (Broomfield, CO), LEISCH, Jennifer (Washington, DC), WANG, Heli (Littleton, CO), WELCH, Adam (Lakewood, CO), LINDEMAN, Avery (Berkeley, CA), O'NEILL, Kevin (Boulder, CO), PINKARD, Andrew (Vista, CA), DAMERON, Arrelaine (Boulder, CO), HESKE, Clemens (Las Vegas, NV), GEORGE, Kyle (Las Vegas, NV), WEINHARDT, Lothar (Karlsruhe, DE), WEIR, Michael (Las Vegas, NV)
Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden CO)
14/ 276,425
May 13, 2014
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN [0002] The United States Government has rights in this invention under Contract No. DE-AC36-08G028308 between the United States Department of Energy and Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, the Manager and Operator of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.