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Title: Photovoltaic cells employing zinc phosphide

Abstract

A photovoltaic cell having a zinc phosphide absorber. The zinc phosphide can be a single or multiple crystal slice or a thin polycrystalline film. The cell can be a Schottky barrier, heterojunction or homojunction device. Methods for synthesizing and crystallizing zinc phosphide are disclosed as well as a method for forming thin films.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [3];  [1];  [1]
  1. Newark, DE
  2. Wilmington, DE
  3. Wilbraham, MA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Delaware Univ., Newark
OSTI Identifier:
865205
Patent Number(s):
4477688
Assignee:
University of Delaware (Newark, DE)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
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
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01L - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
DOE Contract Number:  
EX-76-C-01-2460
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
photovoltaic; cells; employing; zinc; phosphide; cell; absorber; single; multiple; crystal; slice; polycrystalline; film; schottky; barrier; heterojunction; homojunction; device; methods; synthesizing; crystallizing; disclosed; method; forming; films; zinc phosphide; cells employing; polycrystalline film; photovoltaic cells; schottky barrier; photovoltaic cell; junction device; /136/

Citation Formats

Barnett, Allen M, Catalano, Anthony W, Dalal, Vikram L, Masi, James V, Meakin, John D, and Hall, Robert B. Photovoltaic cells employing zinc phosphide. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Barnett, Allen M, Catalano, Anthony W, Dalal, Vikram L, Masi, James V, Meakin, John D, & Hall, Robert B. Photovoltaic cells employing zinc phosphide. United States.
Barnett, Allen M, Catalano, Anthony W, Dalal, Vikram L, Masi, James V, Meakin, John D, and Hall, Robert B. Sun . "Photovoltaic cells employing zinc phosphide". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865205.
@article{osti_865205,
title = {Photovoltaic cells employing zinc phosphide},
author = {Barnett, Allen M and Catalano, Anthony W and Dalal, Vikram L and Masi, James V and Meakin, John D and Hall, Robert B},
abstractNote = {A photovoltaic cell having a zinc phosphide absorber. The zinc phosphide can be a single or multiple crystal slice or a thin polycrystalline film. The cell can be a Schottky barrier, heterojunction or homojunction device. Methods for synthesizing and crystallizing zinc phosphide are disclosed as well as a method for forming thin films.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {1}
}

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