Accession Number : AD0823571

Title :   INVESTIGATION OF LARGE AREA DENDRITIC WEB TYPE GERMANIUM PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly rept. no. 3, 1 Jun-30 Aug 67,

Corporate Author : WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP YOUNGWOOD PA SEMICONDUCTOR DIV

Personal Author(s) : Ernick, N. ; Merritts, T. D. ; Wehrli, H. A.

Report Date : NOV 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : Development is described of thermophotovoltaic cells made on germanium web crystal. Heavily doped n-type germanium web of resistivity down to 0.004 ohm-cm has been successfully grown. Of the gallium and indium diffused junctions and the aluminum alloyed junctions which have been fabricated, the diffused junctions have performed best. A 1400 C thermal radiation source for cell testing has also been built. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PHOTOELECTRIC CELLS(SEMICONDUCTOR), GERMANIUM), (*GERMANIUM, CRYSTAL GROWTH), (*DENDRITIC STRUCTURE, GERMANIUM), INDIUM, ALUMINUM, GALLIUM, DOPING, ANTIMONY, METAL COATINGS, MELTING.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE