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Title: Solar fuel generator including a catalytic mesh

Abstract

This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus related to a solar fuel generator. In one aspect, a device includes a photovoltaic cell, the photovoltaic cell having a first surface and a second surface, a mesh disposed on the first surface of the photovoltaic cell, and a polymer disposed on the mesh and on the first surface of the photovoltaic cell. The mesh has a catalyst disposed thereon. The polymer covers the first surface of the photovoltaic cell, with at least a portion of the mesh not being covered with the polymer.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Univ. of California, Oakland, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1860199
Patent Number(s):
11208322
Application Number:
16/245,595
Assignee:
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C01 - INORGANIC CHEMISTRY C01B - NON-METALLIC ELEMENTS
C - CHEMISTRY C25 - ELECTROLYTIC OR ELECTROPHORETIC PROCESSES C25B - ELECTROLYTIC OR ELECTROPHORETIC PROCESSES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF COMPOUNDS OR NON-METALS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231; SC0004993
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 01/11/2019
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Walczak, Karl A., Beeman, Jeffrey W., and Sharp, Ian D. Solar fuel generator including a catalytic mesh. United States: N. p., 2021. Web.
Walczak, Karl A., Beeman, Jeffrey W., & Sharp, Ian D. Solar fuel generator including a catalytic mesh. United States.
Walczak, Karl A., Beeman, Jeffrey W., and Sharp, Ian D. Tue . "Solar fuel generator including a catalytic mesh". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1860199.
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