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PASSIVATING WINDOW AND CAPPING LAYER FOR PHOTOELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS

United States Patent Application

20180051379
A1
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Passivating Window and Capping Layers for Improved Photoelectrochemical (PEC) Efficiency and Durability
An aspect of the present disclosure is a photoelectrochemical device that includes a first cell that includes a first semiconductor alloy, a capping layer that includes a second semiconductor alloy, and a passivating layer that includes a third semiconductor alloy, where the passivating layer is positioned between the first cell and the capping layer, and at least a portion of the capping layer is configured to be in direct contact with an electrolyte.
Deutsch, Todd Gregory (Westminster, CO), Steiner, Myles Aaron (Denver, CO), Friedman, Daniel Joseph (Lakewood, CO), Young, James Luke (Golden, CO), France, Ryan Matthew (Golden, CO), Turner, John A. (Broomfield, CO), Doscher, Henning (Berlin, DE)
15/ 677,282
August 15, 2017
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN [0002] The United States Government has rights in this disclosure under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 between the United States Department of Energy and the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, the Manager and Operator of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.