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Title: Rectenna that converts infrared radiation to electrical energy

Abstract

Technologies pertaining to converting infrared (IR) radiation to DC energy are described herein. In a general embodiment, a rectenna comprises a conductive layer. A thin insulator layer is formed on the conductive layer, and a nanoantenna is formed on the thin insulator layer. The thin insulator layer acts as a tunnel junction of a tunnel diode.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1320878
Patent Number(s):
9,437,629
Application Number:
14/834,514
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM) SNL-A
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Aug 25
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION

Citation Formats

Davids, Paul, and Peters, David W. Rectenna that converts infrared radiation to electrical energy. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Davids, Paul, & Peters, David W. Rectenna that converts infrared radiation to electrical energy. United States.
Davids, Paul, and Peters, David W. 2016. "Rectenna that converts infrared radiation to electrical energy". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1320878.
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