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Title: Front Surface Spectral Control Development for TPV Energy Conversion (a Presentation)

This paper discusses the introduction to the potential of alternative materials that provide higher temperature stability than current materials. The outline of this report is: (1) Review briefly the importance of spectral control; (2) Provide current results; (3) Introduce the temperature stability issue; (4) Describe the requirements for alternate materials and (5) Present alternative materials. The conclusions of this report are: (1) Antimony selenide has achieved the highest spectral efficiency to date; (2) Several materials expected to have higher temperature stability have been shown to be viable; (3) So far, with limited development, the performance of the these materials is lower than Antimony selenide; and (4) Additional development will be required to achieve similar or higher performance.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
837671
Report Number(s):
LM-04K159
TRN: US200506%%331
DOE Contract Number:
AC 12-00-SN39357
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Conference title not supplied, Conference location not supplied, Conference dates not supplied; Other Information: PBD: 9 Dec 2004
Research Org:
Lockheed Martin Corporation, Schenectady, NY 12301 (US)
Sponsoring Org:
US Department of Energy (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; ANTIMONY SELENIDES; EFFICIENCY; ENERGY CONVERSION; PERFORMANCE; STABILITY