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Nanohybrid Solar Cells Consisting of Self-Assembled Semiconducting Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube and Covalent Organic Polyhedrom (COP)-Fullerene Core-Shell

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Technology Marketing SummaryA research team at the University of Colorado at Boulder led by Wei Zhang has developed a novel method to engineer a new class of self-assembling materials for photovoltaic applications.DescriptionSemiconducting single wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) have unique electronic and optical properties for diverse optoelectronic applications, including photovoltaics, photodetectors and photoswitches. However, it requires molecular-scale engineering of these materials, which is challenging and time-consuming.

The University of Colorado research team has developed a novel strategy en route to a new class of nanohybrids that form into a self-assembling covalent organic polyhedron (COP) to afford core-shell complexes that have great potential to nanohybrid materials in photovoltaic applications.
Applications and Industries
  • Photovoltaics
  • Photodetectors
  • Photoswitches
  • Light harvesting applications
More Information"Nanohybrid Compositions Comprising Carbon Nanotubes and Covalent Organic Polyhedron-Fullerene Complexes." Provisional patent application filed April 8, 2012; available under CDA.
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Technology IDDevelopment StageAvailabilityPublishedLast Updated
CU3004BProposedAvailable06/01/201206/01/2012

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