Accession Number : AD1048835


Title :   Enhanced Contacts for Inverted Metamorphic Multi-Junction Solar Cells Using Carbon Nanotube Metal Matrix Composites


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,30 Sep 2014,29 Dec 2017


Corporate Author : Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester United States


Personal Author(s) : Landi,Brian J ; Cox,Nathanael


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1048835.pdf


Report Date : 18 Jan 2018


Pagination or Media Count : 48


Abstract : Development of inverted metamorphic multi-junction (IMM) solar cell technology has raised deployment issues regarding structure fracture from stress induced by packaging, vibration during transport, and operation. The proposed program involves development of a technique for fabricating carbon nanotube (CNT) metal matrix composites (MMC) to replace traditional electrodes in IMM solar cells. The fabrication of the MMCs will utilize CNT materials (i.e. SWCNTs, MWCNTs, etc.) from varying synthetic techniques, including novel methods of CNT deposition and metal to achieve stable composites.


Descriptors :   SOLAR CELLS , CARBON NANOTUBEs , METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES


Subject Categories : Refractory Fibers


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE