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Semiconductor wire array structures, and solar cells and photodetectors based on such structures

United States Patent

August 19, 2014
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A structure comprising an array of semiconductor structures, an infill material between the semiconductor materials, and one or more light-trapping elements is described. Photoconverters and photoelectrochemical devices based on such structure also described.
Kelzenberg; Michael D. (Pasadena, CA), Atwater; Harry A. (South Pasadena, CA), Briggs; Ryan M. (Pasadena, CA), Boettcher; Shannon W. (Eugene, OR), Lewis; Nathan S. (La Canada, CA), Petykiewicz; Jan A. (Pasadena, CA)
California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA)
12/ 957,065
November 30, 2010
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT GRANT This invention was made with government support under Grant Numbers DE-SC0001293 and grant DE-FG02-07ER46405 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The US government has certain rights in the invention.