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Title: Variable current-voltage TPV device for use in a thermophotovoltaic energy conversion system

Abstract

A front-side or back-side illuminated variable current-voltage thermophotovoltaic device comprises a support substrate; isolation layers disposed on the support substrate; a plurality of cells disposed on the isolation layers, each of the cells including a base layer and an emitter layer; an insulating member disposed between each of the cells configured to isolate each cell from adjacent cells; an ohmic contact configured to connect each cell to another cell in series; and a spectral control device disposed on top of the cells and/or on the bottom surface of the support substrate.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. (Clifton Park, NY)
  2. (Scotia, NY)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (KAPL), Niskayuna, NY
OSTI Identifier:
872979
Patent Number(s):
6057506
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) KAPL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC12-76SN00052
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
variable; current-voltage; tpv; device; thermophotovoltaic; energy; conversion; front-side; back-side; illuminated; comprises; support; substrate; isolation; layers; disposed; plurality; cells; including; base; layer; emitter; insulating; configured; isolate; cell; adjacent; ohmic; contact; connect; series; spectral; control; top; bottom; surface; cells disposed; thermophotovoltaic device; support substrate; adjacent cells; emitter layer; control device; device comprises; photovoltaic device; energy conversion; ohmic contact; base layer; bottom surface; adjacent cell; thermophotovoltaic energy; tpv device; variable current-voltage; pv device; photovoltaic energy; /136/

Citation Formats

Charache, Greg W., Baldasaro, Paul F., and Campbell, Brian C. Variable current-voltage TPV device for use in a thermophotovoltaic energy conversion system. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Charache, Greg W., Baldasaro, Paul F., & Campbell, Brian C. Variable current-voltage TPV device for use in a thermophotovoltaic energy conversion system. United States.
Charache, Greg W., Baldasaro, Paul F., and Campbell, Brian C. Sat . "Variable current-voltage TPV device for use in a thermophotovoltaic energy conversion system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872979.
@article{osti_872979,
title = {Variable current-voltage TPV device for use in a thermophotovoltaic energy conversion system},
author = {Charache, Greg W. and Baldasaro, Paul F. and Campbell, Brian C.},
abstractNote = {A front-side or back-side illuminated variable current-voltage thermophotovoltaic device comprises a support substrate; isolation layers disposed on the support substrate; a plurality of cells disposed on the isolation layers, each of the cells including a base layer and an emitter layer; an insulating member disposed between each of the cells configured to isolate each cell from adjacent cells; an ohmic contact configured to connect each cell to another cell in series; and a spectral control device disposed on top of the cells and/or on the bottom surface of the support substrate.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {1}
}

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