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Synthesis of thin films and materials utilizing a gaseous catalyst

United States Patent

October 29, 2013
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A method for the fabrication of nanostructured semiconducting, photoconductive, photovoltaic, optoelectronic and electrical battery thin films and materials at low temperature, with no molecular template and no organic contaminants. High-quality metal oxide semiconductor, photovoltaic and optoelectronic materials can be fabricated with nanometer-scale dimensions and high dopant densities through the use of low-temperature biologically inspired synthesis routes, without the use of any biological or biochemical templates.
Morse; Daniel E. (Santa Barbara, CA), Schwenzer; Birgit (Goleta, CA), Gomm; John R. (Santa Barbara, CA), Roth; Kristian M. (Bothell, WA), Heiken; Brandon (Goleta, CA), Brutchey; Richard (Santa Barbara, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
11/ 737,087
April 18, 2007
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under Grant No. DE-FG03-02ER46006 awarded by the Department of Energy and Grant No. DAAD19-03-D-0004 awarded by the US Army Research Office. The Government has certain rights in this invention.