TPV energy conversion: A review of material and cell related issues

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This paper presents an overview of thermophotovoltaic (TPV) energy conversion using low band gap semiconductor photovoltaic cells. Physics of PN junctions related to TPV cells is described and the factors that affect overall cell efficiencies are outlined. Current status of bulk and epitaxial growth of TPV materials and cell fabrication issues are also described.

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Bhat, I.B.; Borrego, J.M.; Gutmann, R.J. & Ostrogorsky, A.G. August 1, 1996.

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  • Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory
    Publisher Info: Knolls Atomic Power Lab., Schenectady, NY (United States)
    Place of Publication: Schenectady, New York

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This paper presents an overview of thermophotovoltaic (TPV) energy conversion using low band gap semiconductor photovoltaic cells. Physics of PN junctions related to TPV cells is described and the factors that affect overall cell efficiencies are outlined. Current status of bulk and epitaxial growth of TPV materials and cell fabrication issues are also described.

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  • 31. intersociety energy conversion engineering conference, Washington, DC (United States), 9-14 Aug 1996

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  • Other: DE99000436
  • Report No.: KAPL-P--000052
  • Report No.: CONF-960805--
  • Grant Number: AC12-76SN00052
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 296646
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc684178

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Bhat, I.B.; Borrego, J.M.; Gutmann, R.J. & Ostrogorsky, A.G. TPV energy conversion: A review of material and cell related issues, article, August 1, 1996; Schenectady, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc684178/: accessed September 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.