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1. (WO2007086903) APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR SOLAR ENERGY CONVERSION USING NANOCOAX STRUCTURES
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Pub. No.:    WO/2007/086903    International Application No.:    PCT/US2006/013331
Publication Date: 02.08.2007 International Filing Date: 10.04.2006
IPC:
H01L 31/00 (2006.01), H01L 27/00 (2006.01), G02F 1/03 (2006.01)
Applicants: THE TRUSTEES OF BOSTON COLLEGE [US/US]; 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3807 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
KEMPA, Krzysztof [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
NAUGHTON, Michael [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
REN, Zhifeng [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
WANG, Yang [CN/US]; (US) (For US Only).
RYBCZYNSKI, Jakub, A. [PL/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: KEMPA, Krzysztof; (US).
NAUGHTON, Michael; (US).
REN, Zhifeng; (US).
WANG, Yang; (US).
RYBCZYNSKI, Jakub, A.; (US)
Agent: DYKEMAN, David, J.; Greenberg Traurig, LLP, One International Place, Boston, MA 02110 (US)
Priority Data:
60/711,004 24.08.2005 US
Title (EN) APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR SOLAR ENERGY CONVERSION USING NANOCOAX STRUCTURES
(FR) APPAREILS ET PROCEDES DE CONVERSION DE L’ENERGIE SOLAIRE UTILISANT DES STRUCTURES NANOCOAXIALES
Abstract: front page image
(EN)An apparatus and method for solar conversion using nanocoax structures are disclosed herein. A nano-optics apparatus (100) for use as a solar cell comprises a plurality of nano-coaxial structures comprising an internal conductor (120) surrounded by a semiconducting material (180) coated with an outer conductor (160); a film (140) having the plurality of nano-coaxial structures; and a protruding portion (110) of the an internal conductor (120) extending beyond a surface of the film (140). A method of fabricating a solar cell comprises coating a substrate (190) with a catalytic material; growing a plurality of carbon nanotubes (120) as internal cores of nanocoax units on the substrate (190); oxidizing the substrate (190); coating with a semiconducting film (180); and filling with a metallic medium(160) that wets the semiconducting film (180) of the nanocoax units.
(FR)Cette invention concerne un appareil et un procédé de conversion de l’énergie solaire utilisant des structures coaxiales d’échelle nanométrique. L’appareil nano-optique (100) décrit par l’invention, destiné à être utilisé en tant que cellule solaire, comprend : une pluralité de structures nanocoaxiales comportant un conducteur interne (120) entouré d’un matériau semi-conducteur (180) enrobé d’un conducteur externe (160) ; un film (140) comprenant la pluralité de structures nanocoaxiales ; et une partie saillante (110) du conducteur interne (120) s’étendant au-delà d’une surface du film (140). L’invention concerne également un procédé de fabrication d’une cellule solaire comprenant les étapes consistant à revêtir un substrat (190) d’un matériau catalytique ; faire croître une pluralité de nanotubes de carbone (120) constituant les âmes internes d’unités nanocoaxiales sur ledit substrat (190) ; oxyder ledit substrat (190) ; appliquer un film de revêtement semi-conducteur (180) ; et enfin remplir la cellule d’un milieu métallique (160) qui mouille le film semi-conducteur (180) des unités nanocoaxiales.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, LY, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, YU, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)