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Title: Tandem junction amorphous semiconductor photovoltaic cell

Abstract

A photovoltaic stack comprising at least two p.sup.+ i n.sup.+ cells in optical series, said cells separated by a transparent ohmic contact layer(s), provides a long optical path for the absorption of photons while preserving the advantageous field-enhanced minority carrier collection arrangement characteristic of p.sup.+ i n.sup.+ cells.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Newark, DE
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Delaware, Newark, DE (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
864572
Patent Number(s):
4387265
Assignee:
University of Delaware (Newark, DE)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01L - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-79ET23034
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
tandem; junction; amorphous; semiconductor; photovoltaic; cell; stack; comprising; cells; optical; series; separated; transparent; ohmic; contact; layer; provides; path; absorption; photons; preserving; advantageous; field-enhanced; minority; carrier; collection; arrangement; characteristic; contact layer; optical path; ohmic contact; minority carrier; photovoltaic cell; tandem junction; amorphous semiconductor; stack comprising; cells separated; transparent ohmic; junction amorphous; /136/257/

Citation Formats

Dalal, Vikram L. Tandem junction amorphous semiconductor photovoltaic cell. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Dalal, Vikram L. Tandem junction amorphous semiconductor photovoltaic cell. United States.
Dalal, Vikram L. Sat . "Tandem junction amorphous semiconductor photovoltaic cell". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864572.
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abstractNote = {A photovoltaic stack comprising at least two p.sup.+ i n.sup.+ cells in optical series, said cells separated by a transparent ohmic contact layer(s), provides a long optical path for the absorption of photons while preserving the advantageous field-enhanced minority carrier collection arrangement characteristic of p.sup.+ i n.sup.+ cells.},
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year = {1983},
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