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CATION-EXCHANGED QUANTUM DOT PHOTOANODES AND SOLAR CELLS

United States Patent Application

20150318119
A1
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Embodiments of photoanodes and quantum dot-sensitized solar cells (QDSSCs) comprising colloidal, cation-exchanged quantum dots are disclosed. The quantum dots include a core and an outer cation-exchanged layer having a cation composition that differs from a cation composition of the core. Methods of making the quantum dots, photoanodes, and QDSSCs also are disclosed.
MCDANIEL, Hunter (Los Alamos, NM), FUKE, Nobuhiro (Osaka-shi, JP), KLIMOV, Victor I. (Los Alamos, NM)
14/ 648,768
December 4, 2012
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0001] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.