Accession Number : AD0101783


Title :   A CADMIUM SULFIDE SOLAR ENERGY GENERATOR


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.


Corporate Author : HARSHAW CHEMICAL CO CLEVELAND OH


Personal Author(s) : HAMMOND, DAVID A ; SHIRLAND, FRED A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/101783.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1956


Pagination or Media Count : 59


Abstract : Variously doped cadmium sulfide was grown in single crystal and polycrystalline form, contacted on one side with indium and a barrier electrode formed on the opposite face. The barrier electrode, while its exact nature is unknown, consisted of copper and cuprous oxide, which was processed to give a photovoltaic response. Such cells were used as solar energy converters. Energy conversion efficiencies up to 1% were obtained and batteries of cells were constructed which delivered about 100 milliwatts when illuminated with light equivalent to sunlight outside the earth's atmosphere.


Descriptors :   *SOLAR RADIATION , *GENERATORS , ENERGY CONVERSION , COPPER COMPOUNDS , CADMIUM COMPOUNDS , SULFIDES , PHOTOVOLTAIC EFFECT , CRYSTALS , SINGLE CRYSTALS


Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE