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Array of titanium dioxide nanostructures for solar energy utilization

United States Patent

8,920,767
December 30, 2014
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An array of titanium dioxide nanostructures for solar energy utilization includes a plurality of nanotubes, each nanotube including an outer layer coaxial with an inner layer, where the inner layer comprises p-type titanium dioxide and the outer layer comprises n-type titanium dioxide. An interface between the inner layer and the outer layer defines a p-n junction.
Qiu; Xiaofeng (Sleepy Hollow, NY), Parans Paranthaman; Mariappan (Knoxville, TN), Chi; Miaofang (Knoxville, TN), Ivanov; Ilia N. (Knoxville, TN), Zhang; Zhenyu (Oak Ridge, TN)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
13/ 213,923
20130045383
August 19, 2011
FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE AC05-00OR22725 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.