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Title: Solar fuels generator

Abstract

The solar fuels generator includes an ionically conductive separator between a gaseous first phase and a second phase. A photoanode uses one or more components of the first phase to generate cations during operation of the solar fuels generator. A cation conduit is positioned provides a pathway along which the cations travel from the photoanode to the separator. The separator conducts the cations. A second solid cation conduit conducts the cations from the separator to a photocathode.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
California Institute of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1568122
Patent Number(s):
10242806
Application Number:
15/982,832
Assignee:
The California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C25 - ELECTROLYTIC OR ELECTROPHORETIC PROCESSES C25B - ELECTROLYTIC OR ELECTROPHORETIC PROCESSES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF COMPOUNDS OR NON-METALS
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01G - CAPACITORS
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0004993
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 05/17/2018
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Lewis, Nathan S., Spurgeon, Joshua M., West, William C., and Xiang, Chengxiang. Solar fuels generator. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Lewis, Nathan S., Spurgeon, Joshua M., West, William C., & Xiang, Chengxiang. Solar fuels generator. United States.
Lewis, Nathan S., Spurgeon, Joshua M., West, William C., and Xiang, Chengxiang. Tue . "Solar fuels generator". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1568122.
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place = {United States},
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