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OPTOELECTRIC DEVICES FABRICATED WITH DEFECT TOLERANT SEMICONDUCTORS

United States Patent Application

20160293858
A1
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Using fundamental electronic structure properties as an indicative of defect tolerance, a broad class of semiconductors containing partially oxidized cations can be identified, as well as several specific instances that can share these properties. These defect tolerant semiconductors can make a high-performance optoelectric device, for example, photovoltaic cells.
Brandt, Riley Eric (Cambridge, MA), Kurchin, Rachel Chava (Cambridge, MA), Buonassisi, Anthony (Cambridge, MA), Stevanovic, Vladan (Golden, CO), Ginley, David (Evergreen, CO)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge MA), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (Golden CO)
15/ 089,443
April 1, 2016
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights to the invention.