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Title: Interband cascade (IC) photovoltaic (PV) architecture for PV devices

Abstract

A photovoltaic (PV) device, comprising a PV interband cascade (IC) stage, wherein the IC PV stage comprises an absorption region with a band gap, the absorption region configured to absorb photons, an intraband transport region configured to act as a hole barrier, and an interband tunneling region configured to act as an electron barrier. An IC PV architecture for a photovoltaic device, the IC PV architecture comprising an absorption region, an intraband transport region coupled to the absorption region, and an interband tunneling region coupled to the intraband transport region and to the adjacent absorption region, wherein the absorption region, the intraband transport region, and the interband tunneling region are positioned such that electrons will flow from the absorption region to the intraband transport region to the interband tunneling region.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1223690
Patent Number(s):
9,166,084
Application Number:
13/024,203
Assignee:
Board of Regents University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK) SNL-A
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2011 Feb 09
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Yang, Rui Q., Tian, Zhaobing, Mishima, Tetsuya D., Santos, Michael B., Johnson, Matthew B., and Klem, John F. Interband cascade (IC) photovoltaic (PV) architecture for PV devices. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Yang, Rui Q., Tian, Zhaobing, Mishima, Tetsuya D., Santos, Michael B., Johnson, Matthew B., & Klem, John F. Interband cascade (IC) photovoltaic (PV) architecture for PV devices. United States.
Yang, Rui Q., Tian, Zhaobing, Mishima, Tetsuya D., Santos, Michael B., Johnson, Matthew B., and Klem, John F. Tue . "Interband cascade (IC) photovoltaic (PV) architecture for PV devices". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1223690.
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title = {Interband cascade (IC) photovoltaic (PV) architecture for PV devices},
author = {Yang, Rui Q. and Tian, Zhaobing and Mishima, Tetsuya D. and Santos, Michael B. and Johnson, Matthew B. and Klem, John F.},
abstractNote = {A photovoltaic (PV) device, comprising a PV interband cascade (IC) stage, wherein the IC PV stage comprises an absorption region with a band gap, the absorption region configured to absorb photons, an intraband transport region configured to act as a hole barrier, and an interband tunneling region configured to act as an electron barrier. An IC PV architecture for a photovoltaic device, the IC PV architecture comprising an absorption region, an intraband transport region coupled to the absorption region, and an interband tunneling region coupled to the intraband transport region and to the adjacent absorption region, wherein the absorption region, the intraband transport region, and the interband tunneling region are positioned such that electrons will flow from the absorption region to the intraband transport region to the interband tunneling region.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {10}
}

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