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Title: Photoelectrochemical cell

Abstract

A photoelectrochemical cell comprising a sealed container having a light-transmitting window for admitting light into the container across a light-admitting plane, an electrolyte in the container, a photoelectrode in the container having a light-absorbing surface arranged to receive light from the window and in contact with the electrolyte, the surface having a plurality of spaced portions oblique to the plane, each portion having dimensions at least an order of magnitude larger than the maximum wavelength of incident sunlight, the total surface area of the surface being larger than the area of the plane bounded by the container, and a counter electrode in the container in contact with the electrolyte.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Newton, MA)
  2. (Norton, MA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Solar Energy Research Institute
OSTI Identifier:
864580
Patent Number(s):
4388384
Application Number:
06/280,450
Assignee:
EIC Laboratories, Inc. (Newton, MA) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
XP-9-8002-7
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
photoelectrochemical; cell; comprising; sealed; container; light-transmitting; window; admitting; light; light-admitting; plane; electrolyte; photoelectrode; light-absorbing; surface; arranged; receive; contact; plurality; spaced; portions; oblique; portion; dimensions; magnitude; larger; maximum; wavelength; incident; sunlight; total; bounded; counter; electrode; photoelectrochemical cell; electrochemical cell; counter electrode; cell comprising; sealed container; receive light; absorbing surface; light-transmitting window; /429/

Citation Formats

Rauh, R. David, and Boudreau, Robert A. Photoelectrochemical cell. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Rauh, R. David, & Boudreau, Robert A. Photoelectrochemical cell. United States.
Rauh, R. David, and Boudreau, Robert A. Tue . "Photoelectrochemical cell". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864580.
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title = {Photoelectrochemical cell},
author = {Rauh, R. David and Boudreau, Robert A.},
abstractNote = {A photoelectrochemical cell comprising a sealed container having a light-transmitting window for admitting light into the container across a light-admitting plane, an electrolyte in the container, a photoelectrode in the container having a light-absorbing surface arranged to receive light from the window and in contact with the electrolyte, the surface having a plurality of spaced portions oblique to the plane, each portion having dimensions at least an order of magnitude larger than the maximum wavelength of incident sunlight, the total surface area of the surface being larger than the area of the plane bounded by the container, and a counter electrode in the container in contact with the electrolyte.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {6}
}

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