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Asphaltene Based Photovoltaic Devices (Continuation)

Asphaltene Based Photovoltaic Devices (Continuation)
Inventors: Russell Chianelli, Rajab Abujnah, Karina Castillo, Vipin Gupta, Ali Qudah, Brenda Torres
Patent No. 8,748,740

Description:
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.

Abstract:
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: 06/10/2014
Application Date: 01/17/2013
Post Date: 03/02/2018

UTEP Docket No: 2009-016