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Title: Voltage-matched, monolithic, multi-band-gap devices

Abstract

Monolithic, tandem, photonic cells include at least a first semiconductor layer and a second semiconductor layer, wherein each semiconductor layer includes an n-type region, a p-type region, and a given band-gap energy. Formed within each semiconductor layer is a sting of electrically connected photonic sub-cells. By carefully selecting the numbers of photonic sub-cells in the first and second layer photonic sub-cell string(s), and by carefully selecting the manner in which the sub-cells in a first and second layer photonic sub-cell string(s) are electrically connected, each of the first and second layer sub-cell strings may be made to achieve one or more substantially identical electrical characteristics.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1175886
Patent Number(s):
7,095,050
Application Number:
10/275,123
Assignee:
Midwest Research Institute (Kansas City, MO)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-99GO10337
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Wanlass, Mark W., and Mascarenhas, Angelo. Voltage-matched, monolithic, multi-band-gap devices. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Wanlass, Mark W., & Mascarenhas, Angelo. Voltage-matched, monolithic, multi-band-gap devices. United States.
Wanlass, Mark W., and Mascarenhas, Angelo. Tue . "Voltage-matched, monolithic, multi-band-gap devices". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1175886.
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author = {Wanlass, Mark W. and Mascarenhas, Angelo},
abstractNote = {Monolithic, tandem, photonic cells include at least a first semiconductor layer and a second semiconductor layer, wherein each semiconductor layer includes an n-type region, a p-type region, and a given band-gap energy. Formed within each semiconductor layer is a sting of electrically connected photonic sub-cells. By carefully selecting the numbers of photonic sub-cells in the first and second layer photonic sub-cell string(s), and by carefully selecting the manner in which the sub-cells in a first and second layer photonic sub-cell string(s) are electrically connected, each of the first and second layer sub-cell strings may be made to achieve one or more substantially identical electrical characteristics.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1175886}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2006},
month = {8}
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