RESEARCH DIRECTED TOWARD THE STUDY OF PHOTOVOLTAIC EFFECTS IN ORGANIC AND INORGANIC CRYSTALS AND THIN FILMS.
NEW YORK UNIV N Y RADIATION AND SOLID STATE LAB
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The conditions necessary for the production of various types of photovoltages are described. These are photovoltages due to homogeneous or inhomogeneous excitation and subsequent production of free carriers in the photoconductor photovoltages due to collisions of excitons with the electrode whereby the excitons are produced in the photoconductor but do not produce free carriers in this material photovoltages due to chemical processes p9oduced in the photoconductor or in the electrode material photovoltages much larger than the band gap of the photoconductor. The theory of these photovoltages is given for various conditions. Finally the relationship between photovoltages and rectification is given. Author