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Title: Light trapping architecture for photovoltaic and photodector applications

There is disclosed photovoltaic device structures which trap admitted light and recycle it through the contained photosensitive materials to maximize photoabsorption. For example, there is disclosed a photosensitive optoelectronic device comprising: a first reflective layer comprising a thermoplastic resin; a second reflective layer substantially parallel to the first reflective layer; a first transparent electrode layer on at least one of the first and second reflective layer; and a photosensitive region adjacent to the first electrode, wherein the first transparent electrode layer is substantially parallel to the first reflective layer and adjacent to the photosensitive region, and wherein the device has an exterior face transverse to the planes of the reflective layers where the exterior face has an aperture for admission of incident radiation to the interior of the device.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1288404
Assignee:
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN (Anna Arbor, MI) GFO
Patent Number(s):
9,412,960
Application Number:
13/099,850
Contract Number:
FG36-08GO18022
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2011 May 03
Research Org:
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, Anna Arbor, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 14 SOLAR ENERGY

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