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Title: Solar cells incorporating light harvesting arrays

Abstract

A solar cell incorporates a light harvesting array that comprises: (a) a first substrate comprising a first electrode; and (b) a layer of light harvesting rods electrically coupled to the first electrode, each of the light harvesting rods comprising a polymer of Formula I: ##EQU1## wherein m is at least 1, and may be from two, three or four to 20 or more; X.sup.1 is a charge separation group (and preferably a porphyrinic macrocycle, which may be one ligand of a double-decker sandwich compound) having an excited-state of energy equal to or lower than that of X.sup.2 ; and X.sup.2 through X.sup.m+1 are chromophores (and again are preferably porphyrinic macrocycles).

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1174410
Patent Number(s):
6596935
Application Number:
10/141,654
Assignee:
North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01L - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
C - CHEMISTRY C09 - DYES C09B - ORGANIC DYES OR CLOSELY-RELATED COMPOUNDS FOR PRODUCING DYES {, e.g. PIGMENTS},
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-96ER14632
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Lindsey, Jonathan S., and Meyer, Gerald J.. Solar cells incorporating light harvesting arrays. United States: N. p., 2003. Web.
Lindsey, Jonathan S., & Meyer, Gerald J.. Solar cells incorporating light harvesting arrays. United States.
Lindsey, Jonathan S., and Meyer, Gerald J.. Tue . "Solar cells incorporating light harvesting arrays". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1174410.
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title = {Solar cells incorporating light harvesting arrays},
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abstractNote = {A solar cell incorporates a light harvesting array that comprises: (a) a first substrate comprising a first electrode; and (b) a layer of light harvesting rods electrically coupled to the first electrode, each of the light harvesting rods comprising a polymer of Formula I: ##EQU1## wherein m is at least 1, and may be from two, three or four to 20 or more; X.sup.1 is a charge separation group (and preferably a porphyrinic macrocycle, which may be one ligand of a double-decker sandwich compound) having an excited-state of energy equal to or lower than that of X.sup.2 ; and X.sup.2 through X.sup.m+1 are chromophores (and again are preferably porphyrinic macrocycles).},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2003},
month = {7}
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