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
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