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Title: Asphaltene based photovoltaic devices

Abstract

Photovoltaic devices and methods of making the same, are disclosed herein. The cell comprises a photovoltaic device that comprises a first electrically conductive layer comprising a photo-sensitized electrode; at least one photoelectrochemical layer comprising metal-oxide particles, an electrolyte solution comprising at least one asphaltene fraction, wherein the metal-oxide particles are optionally dispersed in a surfactant; and a second electrically conductive layer comprising a counter-electrode, wherein the second electrically conductive layer comprises one or more conductive elements comprising carbon, graphite, soot, carbon allotropes or any combinations thereof.

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Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1243317
Patent Number(s):
9293266
Application Number:
14/262,519
Assignee:
Board of Regents, The University of Texas System (Austin, TX) Sandia Corporation (Austin, TX)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01L - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Apr 25
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Chianelli, Russell R., Castillo, Karina, Gupta, Vipin, Qudah, Ali M., Torres, Brenda, and Abujnah, Rajib E. Asphaltene based photovoltaic devices. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Chianelli, Russell R., Castillo, Karina, Gupta, Vipin, Qudah, Ali M., Torres, Brenda, & Abujnah, Rajib E. Asphaltene based photovoltaic devices. United States.
Chianelli, Russell R., Castillo, Karina, Gupta, Vipin, Qudah, Ali M., Torres, Brenda, and Abujnah, Rajib E. Tue . "Asphaltene based photovoltaic devices". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1243317.
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title = {Asphaltene based photovoltaic devices},
author = {Chianelli, Russell R. and Castillo, Karina and Gupta, Vipin and Qudah, Ali M. and Torres, Brenda and Abujnah, Rajib E.},
abstractNote = {Photovoltaic devices and methods of making the same, are disclosed herein. The cell comprises a photovoltaic device that comprises a first electrically conductive layer comprising a photo-sensitized electrode; at least one photoelectrochemical layer comprising metal-oxide particles, an electrolyte solution comprising at least one asphaltene fraction, wherein the metal-oxide particles are optionally dispersed in a surfactant; and a second electrically conductive layer comprising a counter-electrode, wherein the second electrically conductive layer comprises one or more conductive elements comprising carbon, graphite, soot, carbon allotropes or any combinations thereof.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {3}
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