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Title: Methods for producing thin film charge selective transport layers

Abstract

Methods for producing thin film charge selective transport layers are provided. In one embodiment, a method for forming a thin film charge selective transport layer comprises: providing a precursor solution comprising a metal containing reactive precursor material dissolved into a complexing solvent; depositing the precursor solution onto a surface of a substrate to form a film; and forming a charge selective transport layer on the substrate by annealing the film.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1415438
Patent Number(s):
9859515
Application Number:
14/200,315
Assignee:
Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden, CO); SolarWindow Technologies, Inc. (Columbia, MD)
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
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02P - CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES IN THE PRODUCTION OR PROCESSING OF GOODS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Mar 07
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Hammond, Scott Ryan, Olson, Dana C., and van Hest, Marinus Franciscus Antonius Maria. Methods for producing thin film charge selective transport layers. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Hammond, Scott Ryan, Olson, Dana C., & van Hest, Marinus Franciscus Antonius Maria. Methods for producing thin film charge selective transport layers. United States.
Hammond, Scott Ryan, Olson, Dana C., and van Hest, Marinus Franciscus Antonius Maria. Tue . "Methods for producing thin film charge selective transport layers". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1415438.
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