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Solar cells having selective contacts and three or more terminals

United States Patent Application

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Junction-less solar cells having three or more terminals are provided. Electron- and hole-selective contacts and interfaces are used in combination with two or more absorber layers having different bandgaps to provide multi-material solar cells that have no requirement for either lattice matching or current matching.
Islam, Raisul (Palo Alto, CA), Shine, Gautam (Stanford, CA), Nainani, Aneesh (Palo Alto, CA), Saraswat, Krishna C. (Saratoga, CA)
14/ 549,235
November 20, 2014
GOVERNMENT SPONSORSHIP [0002] This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-AC36-08GO28308 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.