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United States Patent Application

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Systems and methods for cavity mode enhancement in dye-sensitized solar cells are provided. A dye-sensitized solar cell generally comprises a transparent substrate, an anode layer, an oxide layer, a dye layer, a cathode, and an electrolyte. The anode layer is deposited on a surface of the transparent substrate. The oxide layer is deposited on the anode layer and the dye is deposited on the oxide layer. A cathode is disposed adjacent to the dye layer and an electrolyte is disposed between the anode layer and the cathode.
Martinson, Alex B. F. (Woodridge, IL), Giebink, Noel C. (Downers Grove, IL), Wiederrecht, Gary P. (Elmhurst, IL), Rosenmann, Daniel (Naperville, IL), Wasielewski, Michael R. (Glenview, IL), Pellin, Michael J. (Naperville, IL)
The University of Chicago
13/ 250,488
September 30, 2011
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST [0001] The United States Government claims certain rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-ACO2-06CH11357 between the United States Department of Energy and UChicago Argonne, LLC, representing Argonne National Laboratory.