Thermovoltaic in-situ mirror cell

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A photovoltaic cell used in a direct energy conversion generator for converting heat to electricity includes a reflective layer disposed within the cell between the active layers of the cell and the cell substrate. The reflective layer reflects photons of low energy back to a photon producing emitter for reabsorption by the emitter, or reflects photons with energy greater than the cell bandgap back to the cell active layers for conversion into electricity. The reflective layer can comprise a reflective metal such as gold while the substrate can comprise a heavily doped silicon or a metal.

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Campbell, B.C. December 31, 1995.

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A photovoltaic cell used in a direct energy conversion generator for converting heat to electricity includes a reflective layer disposed within the cell between the active layers of the cell and the cell substrate. The reflective layer reflects photons of low energy back to a photon producing emitter for reabsorption by the emitter, or reflects photons with energy greater than the cell bandgap back to the cell active layers for conversion into electricity. The reflective layer can comprise a reflective metal such as gold while the substrate can comprise a heavily doped silicon or a metal.

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20 p.

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OSTI as DE97003863

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  • Other Information: PBD: 1995

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  • Other: DE97003863
  • Report No.: PATENTS-US--A8412039
  • Grant Number: AC12-76SN00052
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 463636
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc687101

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  • December 31, 1995

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Campbell, B.C. Thermovoltaic in-situ mirror cell, patent, December 31, 1995; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc687101/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.