Patent Number: 7,820,907

Title: Liquid crystalline interpenetrating polymer networks

Abstract: A photovoltaic cell is provided. The photovoltaic cell can be an interconnecting liquid crystalline polymer network. Reactive mesogens of the formula B-S-A-S-B wherein A is a chromophore, S is a spacer and B is an end group susceptible to polymerization are used in the manufacture of the interconnecting liquid crystalline polymer network.

Inventors: O'Neill; Mary (Hull, GB), Kelly; Stephen Malcolm (Beverley, GB), Carrasco-Orozo; Miguel Angel (Hull, GB)

Assignee: University of Hull

International Classification: H01L 31/0224 (20060101); H01L 31/042 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00