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Title: Plastic Schottky-barrier solar cells

Abstract

A photovoltaic cell structure is fabricated from an active medium including an undoped polyacetylene, organic semiconductor. When a film of such material is in rectifying contact with a metallic area electrode, a Schottky-barrier junction is obtained within the body of the cell structure. Also, a gold overlayer passivates a magnesium layer on the undoped polyacetylene film. With the proper selection and location of elements a photovoltaic cell structure and solar cell are obtained.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7012114
Patent Number(s):
-US-A335994
Application Number:
ON: DE82020841
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy EDB-83-002904
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-79ET23002
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; ORGANIC SOLAR CELLS; DESIGN; SCHOTTKY BARRIER SOLAR CELLS; ELECTRIC CONTACTS; GOLD; MAGNESIUM; PASSIVATION; POLYACETYLENES; ALKALINE EARTH METALS; DIRECT ENERGY CONVERTERS; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; ELEMENTS; EQUIPMENT; HYDROCARBONS; METALS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; PHOTOELECTRIC CELLS; PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS; POLYENES; SOLAR CELLS; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; TRANSITION ELEMENTS; 140501* - Solar Energy Conversion- Photovoltaic Conversion

Citation Formats

Waldrop, J.R., and Cohen, M.J. Plastic Schottky-barrier solar cells. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Waldrop, J.R., & Cohen, M.J. Plastic Schottky-barrier solar cells. United States.
Waldrop, J.R., and Cohen, M.J. Wed . "Plastic Schottky-barrier solar cells". United States.
@article{osti_7012114,
title = {Plastic Schottky-barrier solar cells},
author = {Waldrop, J.R. and Cohen, M.J.},
abstractNote = {A photovoltaic cell structure is fabricated from an active medium including an undoped polyacetylene, organic semiconductor. When a film of such material is in rectifying contact with a metallic area electrode, a Schottky-barrier junction is obtained within the body of the cell structure. Also, a gold overlayer passivates a magnesium layer on the undoped polyacetylene film. With the proper selection and location of elements a photovoltaic cell structure and solar cell are obtained.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1981},
month = {12}
}