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Anti-reflective nanoporous silicon for efficient hydrogen production

United States Patent

May 20, 2014
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Suite of Photo-electrochemical Technologies for Hydrogen Production
Improved Semiconductor Electrode for Photo-electrochemistry
Black Silicon Etching
Exemplary embodiments are disclosed of anti-reflective nanoporous silicon for efficient hydrogen production by photoelectrolysis of water. A nanoporous black Si is disclosed as an efficient photocathode for H.sub.2 production from water splitting half-reaction.
Oh; Jihun (Lakewood, CO), Branz; Howard M. (Boulder, CO)
Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden, CO)
13/ 284,861
October 28, 2011
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN The United States Government has rights in this invention 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.