Asphaltene Based Photovoltaic Devices

Asphaltene Based Photovoltaic Devices
Inventors: Russell Chianelli, Rajab Abujnah, Karina Castillo, Vipin Gupta, Ali Qudah, Brenda Torres
Patent No. 8,389,853

This patent uses heavy crudes directly as photovoltaic devices and uses components of heavy crudes to construct photovoltaic cells, recycling waste products from oil refining.

Photovoltaic devices and methods of making the same, are disclosed herein. The cell comprises: a first electrically conductive layer; at least one photoelectrochemical layer comprising metal-oxide particles, an electrolyte solution, an asphaltene dye, and a second electrically conductive layer.

Issue Date: 03/05/2013
Application Date: 07/10/2010
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No: 2009-016