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Title: Semiconductor structures for fuel generation

Abstract

This disclosure relates to photovoltaic and photoelectrosynthetic cells, devices, methods of making and using the same.

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
California Institute of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1435618
Patent Number(s):
9947816
Application Number:
13/856,353
Assignee:
California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA)
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:  
SC0004993
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Apr 03
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Ardo, Shane, Shaner, Matthew, Coridan, Robert, Strandwitz, Nicholas C., McKone, James R., Fountaine, Katherine, Atwater, Harry A., and Lewis, Nathan S. Semiconductor structures for fuel generation. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Ardo, Shane, Shaner, Matthew, Coridan, Robert, Strandwitz, Nicholas C., McKone, James R., Fountaine, Katherine, Atwater, Harry A., & Lewis, Nathan S. Semiconductor structures for fuel generation. United States.
Ardo, Shane, Shaner, Matthew, Coridan, Robert, Strandwitz, Nicholas C., McKone, James R., Fountaine, Katherine, Atwater, Harry A., and Lewis, Nathan S. Tue . "Semiconductor structures for fuel generation". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1435618.
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