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NANOCOMPOSITE COATINGS FOR PEROVSKITE SOLAR CELLS AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

United States Patent Application

20170301480
A1
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An aspect of the present disclosure is a method that includes, in a first mixture that includes a metal alkoxide and water, reacting at least a portion of the metal alkoxide and at least a portion of the water to form a second mixture that includes a solid metal oxide phase dispersed in the second mixture, applying the second mixture onto a surface of a device that includes an intervening layer adjacent to a perovskite layer such that the intervening layer is between the second mixture and perovskite layer, and treating the second mixture, such that the solid metal oxide phase is transformed to a first solid metal oxide layer such that the intervening layer is positioned between the first solid metal oxide layer and the perovskite layer.
Zhu, Kai (Littleton, CO), Ma, Zhiwen (Golden, CO), Dagdelen, John Mehmet (Alameda, CA)
15/ 487,988
April 14, 2017
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN [0002] The United States Government has rights in this disclosure under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 between the United States Department of Energy and the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, the Manager and Operator of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.