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Solar fuel generator

United States Patent

9,545,612
January 17, 2017
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The disclosure provides conductive membranes for water splitting and solar fuel generation. The membranes comprise an embedded semiconductive/photoactive material and an oxygen or hydrogen evolution catalyst. Also provided are chassis and cassettes containing the membranes for use in fuel generation.
Lewis; Nathan S. (La Canada Flintridge, CA), West; William C. (Aichi, JP)
California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA)
13/ 740,185
January 12, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH This invention was made with government support under DE-SC0004993 (T-105569) awarded by U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention. The invention described herein was made in the performance of work under a NASA contract, and is subject to the provisions of Public Law 96-517 (35 USC 202) in which the Contractor has elected to retain title.