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Title: Bulk single crystal ternary substrates for a thermophotovoltaic energy conversion system

Abstract

A thermophotovoltaic energy conversion device and a method for making the device. The device includes a substrate formed from a bulk single crystal material having a bandgap (E.sub.g) of 0.4 eV<0.7 eV and an emitter fabricated on the substrate formed from one of a p-type or an n-type material. Another thermophotovoltaic energy conversion device includes a host substrate formed from a bulk single crystal material and lattice-matched ternary or quaternary III-V semiconductor active layers.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Clifton Park, NY
  2. Burnt Hills, NY
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Knolls Atomic Power Lab. (KAPL), Niskayuna, NY (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
871641
Patent Number(s):
US 5769964
Assignee:
United States of America as reprresented by United States (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC12-76SN00052
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
bulk; single; crystal; ternary; substrates; thermophotovoltaic; energy; conversion; device; method; substrate; formed; material; bandgap; emitter; fabricated; p-type; n-type; host; lattice-matched; quaternary; iii-v; semiconductor; active; layers; active layers; n-type material; bulk single; crystal material; substrate formed; energy conversion; single crystal; active layer; conversion device; thermophotovoltaic energy; semiconductor active; iii-v semiconductor; ternary iii-v; type material; photovoltaic energy; crystal ternary; /136/257/438/

Citation Formats

Charache, Greg W, Baldasaro, Paul F, and Nichols, Greg J. Bulk single crystal ternary substrates for a thermophotovoltaic energy conversion system. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Charache, Greg W, Baldasaro, Paul F, & Nichols, Greg J. Bulk single crystal ternary substrates for a thermophotovoltaic energy conversion system. United States.
Charache, Greg W, Baldasaro, Paul F, and Nichols, Greg J. 1998. "Bulk single crystal ternary substrates for a thermophotovoltaic energy conversion system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/871641.
@article{osti_871641,
title = {Bulk single crystal ternary substrates for a thermophotovoltaic energy conversion system},
author = {Charache, Greg W and Baldasaro, Paul F and Nichols, Greg J},
abstractNote = {A thermophotovoltaic energy conversion device and a method for making the device. The device includes a substrate formed from a bulk single crystal material having a bandgap (E.sub.g) of 0.4 eV<0.7 eV and an emitter fabricated on the substrate formed from one of a p-type or an n-type material. Another thermophotovoltaic energy conversion device includes a host substrate formed from a bulk single crystal material and lattice-matched ternary or quaternary III-V semiconductor active layers.},
doi = {},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/871641}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {6}
}

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