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Title: Device for conversion of electromagnetic radiation into electrical current

Abstract

Electromagnetic energy may be converted directly into electrical energy by a device comprising a sandwich of at least two semiconductor portions, each portion having a p-n junction with a characteristic energy gap, and the portions lattice matched to one another by an intervening superlattice structure. This superlattice acts to block propagation into the next deposited portion of those dislocation defects which can form due to lattice mismatch between adjacent portions.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6667718
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy TIC; ERA-06-012189; EDB-81-037953
DOE Contract Number:  
EG-77-C-01-4042
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; CONCENTRATOR SOLAR CELLS; DESIGN; GRADED BAND GAPS; GALLIUM ARSENIDE SOLAR CELLS; SEMICONDUCTOR JUNCTIONS; SILICON SOLAR CELLS; DIRECT ENERGY CONVERTERS; EQUIPMENT; JUNCTIONS; PHOTOELECTRIC CELLS; PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS; SOLAR CELLS; SOLAR EQUIPMENT 140501* -- Solar Energy Conversion-- Photovoltaic Conversion

Citation Formats

Blakeslee, A.E., and Mitchell, K.W. Device for conversion of electromagnetic radiation into electrical current. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
Blakeslee, A.E., & Mitchell, K.W. Device for conversion of electromagnetic radiation into electrical current. United States.
Blakeslee, A.E., and Mitchell, K.W. Tue . "Device for conversion of electromagnetic radiation into electrical current". United States.
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title = {Device for conversion of electromagnetic radiation into electrical current},
author = {Blakeslee, A.E. and Mitchell, K.W.},
abstractNote = {Electromagnetic energy may be converted directly into electrical energy by a device comprising a sandwich of at least two semiconductor portions, each portion having a p-n junction with a characteristic energy gap, and the portions lattice matched to one another by an intervening superlattice structure. This superlattice acts to block propagation into the next deposited portion of those dislocation defects which can form due to lattice mismatch between adjacent portions.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1980},
month = {3}
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