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Title: Fullerene surfactants and their use in polymer solar cells

Fullerene surfactant compounds useful as interfacial layer in polymer solar cells to enhance solar cell efficiency. Polymer solar cell including a fullerene surfactant-containing interfacial layer intermediate cathode and active layer.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1229727
Assignee:
University of Washington through its Center for Commercialization GFO
Patent Number(s):
9,214,574
Application Number:
13/706,230
Contract Number:
FC36-08GO18024
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Dec 05
Research Org:
University of Washington through its Center for Commercialization, Seattle, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY

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