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Title: Angle-dependent photovoltaic effect in Al-Si multilayers

Abstract

Al-Si multilayer stacks have been prepared by an alloying process from aluminum and silicon platelets. Irradiation of a stack with infrared to visible laser radiation generates photovoltaic signals depending on the angle of incidence of the laser beam with respect to the layer planes, with zero signal and a polarity reversal for beam and layers in parallel. Results are explained in terms of photoactive layers connected in series and symmetrically aligned along the stack axis. For light beams inclined with respect to the layer planes, asymmetry is introduced by fractional shadowing of photoactive regions due to the intransparent metallic layers.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Institut fuer Experimentelle und Angewandte Physik, Universitaet Regensburg, 93040 Regensburg (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20706409
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 87; Journal Issue: 18; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2126111; (c) 2005 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ALUMINIUM; INCIDENCE ANGLE; IRRADIATION; LASER RADIATION; LAYERS; PHOTOVOLTAIC EFFECT; SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS; SIGNALS; SILICON; VISIBLE RADIATION

Citation Formats

Kyarad, A., and Lengfellner, H. Angle-dependent photovoltaic effect in Al-Si multilayers. United States: N. p., 2005. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2126111.
Kyarad, A., & Lengfellner, H. Angle-dependent photovoltaic effect in Al-Si multilayers. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2126111.
Kyarad, A., and Lengfellner, H. Mon . "Angle-dependent photovoltaic effect in Al-Si multilayers". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2126111.
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title = {Angle-dependent photovoltaic effect in Al-Si multilayers},
author = {Kyarad, A. and Lengfellner, H.},
abstractNote = {Al-Si multilayer stacks have been prepared by an alloying process from aluminum and silicon platelets. Irradiation of a stack with infrared to visible laser radiation generates photovoltaic signals depending on the angle of incidence of the laser beam with respect to the layer planes, with zero signal and a polarity reversal for beam and layers in parallel. Results are explained in terms of photoactive layers connected in series and symmetrically aligned along the stack axis. For light beams inclined with respect to the layer planes, asymmetry is introduced by fractional shadowing of photoactive regions due to the intransparent metallic layers.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2126111},
journal = {Applied Physics Letters},
number = 18,
volume = 87,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Oct 31 00:00:00 EST 2005},
month = {Mon Oct 31 00:00:00 EST 2005}
}
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