Accession Number:

AD0631038

Title:

INVESTIGATION OF GERMANIUM DIODES FOR THERMO-PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY CONVERTORS.

Descriptive Note:

Supplement to final technical rept. 15 Sep 65-15 Jan 66,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Report Date:

1966-01-15

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

The investigation of PIN thermophotovoltaic energy convertors continuing with emphasis on using evaporation techniques for the fabrication of back surface devices. The techniques have been developed to the point that junctions may be made with less than 5 mils separation. Work is proceeding to improve the lifetimes in the bulk material as a severe degradation at some point in the processing has kept the efficiencies below 1. This problem is not expected to present important limitations since the techniques used have been utilized by other experimentors without encountering insurmountable difficulties. Planar devices are being fabricated to determine the applicability of the previously proposed theoretical solution. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Non-electrical Energy Conversion

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE