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Title: Solid state photosensitive devices which employ isolated photosynthetic complexes

Abstract

Solid state photosensitive devices including photovoltaic devices are provided which comprise a first electrode and a second electrode in superposed relation; and at least one isolated Light Harvesting Complex (LHC) between the electrodes. Preferred photosensitive devices comprise an electron transport layer formed of a first photoconductive organic semiconductor material, adjacent to the LHC, disposed between the first electrode and the LHC; and a hole transport layer formed of a second photoconductive organic semiconductor material, adjacent to the LHC, disposed between the second electrode and the LHC. Solid state photosensitive devices of the present invention may comprise at least one additional layer of photoconductive organic semiconductor material disposed between the first electrode and the electron transport layer; and at least one additional layer of photoconductive organic semiconductor material, disposed between the second electrode and the hole transport layer. Methods of generating photocurrent are provided which comprise exposing a photovoltaic device of the present invention to light. Electronic devices are provided which comprise a solid state photosensitive device of the present invention.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
The Trustees of Princeton University, Princeton, NJ (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1176195
Patent Number(s):
7,592,539
Application Number:
10/704,226
Assignee:
The Trustees of Princeton University (Princeton, NJ) OSTI
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Peumans, Peter, and Forrest, Stephen R. Solid state photosensitive devices which employ isolated photosynthetic complexes. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
Peumans, Peter, & Forrest, Stephen R. Solid state photosensitive devices which employ isolated photosynthetic complexes. United States.
Peumans, Peter, and Forrest, Stephen R. Tue . "Solid state photosensitive devices which employ isolated photosynthetic complexes". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1176195.
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title = {Solid state photosensitive devices which employ isolated photosynthetic complexes},
author = {Peumans, Peter and Forrest, Stephen R.},
abstractNote = {Solid state photosensitive devices including photovoltaic devices are provided which comprise a first electrode and a second electrode in superposed relation; and at least one isolated Light Harvesting Complex (LHC) between the electrodes. Preferred photosensitive devices comprise an electron transport layer formed of a first photoconductive organic semiconductor material, adjacent to the LHC, disposed between the first electrode and the LHC; and a hole transport layer formed of a second photoconductive organic semiconductor material, adjacent to the LHC, disposed between the second electrode and the LHC. Solid state photosensitive devices of the present invention may comprise at least one additional layer of photoconductive organic semiconductor material disposed between the first electrode and the electron transport layer; and at least one additional layer of photoconductive organic semiconductor material, disposed between the second electrode and the hole transport layer. Methods of generating photocurrent are provided which comprise exposing a photovoltaic device of the present invention to light. Electronic devices are provided which comprise a solid state photosensitive device of the present invention.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Sep 22 00:00:00 EDT 2009},
month = {Tue Sep 22 00:00:00 EDT 2009}
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