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Title: Variable current-voltage TPV device for use in a thermophotovoltaic energy conversion system

Abstract

A front-side or back-side illuminated variable current-voltage thermophotovoltaic device comprises a support substrate; isolation layers disposed on the support substrate; a plurality of cells disposed on the isolation layers, each of the cells including a base layer and an emitter layer; an insulating member disposed between each of the cells configured to isolate each cell from adjacent cells; an ohmic contact configured to connect each cell to another cell in series; and a spectral control device disposed on top of the cells and/or on the bottom surface of the support substrate.

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Publication Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy
OSTI Identifier:
20050909
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 20050909
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 2 May 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; THERMOPHOTOVOLTAIC CONVERTERS; SPECTRALLY SELECTIVE SURFACES; DESIGN; ELECTRIC CONTACTS; SUBSTRATES; THERMAL INSULATION

Citation Formats

Charache, G.W., Baldasaro, P.F., and Campbell, B.C. Variable current-voltage TPV device for use in a thermophotovoltaic energy conversion system. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Charache, G.W., Baldasaro, P.F., & Campbell, B.C. Variable current-voltage TPV device for use in a thermophotovoltaic energy conversion system. United States.
Charache, G.W., Baldasaro, P.F., and Campbell, B.C. Tue . "Variable current-voltage TPV device for use in a thermophotovoltaic energy conversion system". United States.
@article{osti_20050909,
title = {Variable current-voltage TPV device for use in a thermophotovoltaic energy conversion system},
author = {Charache, G.W. and Baldasaro, P.F. and Campbell, B.C.},
abstractNote = {A front-side or back-side illuminated variable current-voltage thermophotovoltaic device comprises a support substrate; isolation layers disposed on the support substrate; a plurality of cells disposed on the isolation layers, each of the cells including a base layer and an emitter layer; an insulating member disposed between each of the cells configured to isolate each cell from adjacent cells; an ohmic contact configured to connect each cell to another cell in series; and a spectral control device disposed on top of the cells and/or on the bottom surface of the support substrate.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {5}
}