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Plasmonic Photovoltaic Devices

United States Patent Application

20160181449
A1
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This disclosure provides embodiments of photovoltaic devices. The devices include a light-absorbing anode comprised of an electrically conductive material having a plasmonic structure, a diffusion barrier, and a cathode. The light-absorbing anode and the cathode are separated by the diffusion barrier.
Black, Charles T. (New York, NY), Sfeir, Matthew (Bethpage, NY)
BROOKHAVEN SCIENCE ASSOCIATES, LLC (Upton NY)
14/ 945,666
November 19, 2015
[0002] This invention was made with Government support under contract numbers DE-AC02-98CH10886 and DE-SC0012704 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.