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Photovoltaic device using single wall carbon nanotubes and method of fabricating the same

United States Patent

November 6, 2012
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A photovoltaic device and methods for forming the same. In one embodiment, the photovoltaic device has a silicon substrate, and a film comprising a plurality of single wall carbon nanotubes disposed on the silicon substrate, wherein the plurality of single wall carbon nanotubes forms a plurality of heterojunctions with the silicon in the substrate.
Biris; Alexandru S. (Little Rock, AR), Li; Zhongrui (Little Rock, AR)
Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas (Little Rock, AR)
12/ 752,617
April 1, 2010
STATEMENT OF FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH The present invention was made with Government support under Grant No. DE-FG 36-06 GO 86072 awarded by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The government has certain rights in the invention.