Accession Number:

AD0785608

Title:

Large Polarization Dependent Voltages in Ferroelectric Ceramics,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

HARRY DIAMOND LABS WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

This paper describes a new high-voltage photovoltaic effect appearing in ferroelectric ceramics. A thin ceramic wafer illuminated uniformly produces a steady voltage across electrodes on the wafer edge. This is a new effect with possible applications. This effect could be used to produce very high voltages in a relatively uncomplicated fashion. Of greater importance, perhaps, is a possible potential for direct solar-to-electric energy conversion, although this would necessitate finding a material with considerably greater photovoltaic efficiencies over broader spectral regions.

Subject Categories:

  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE