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Energy - Systems, Storage and Harvesting | Rectenna Solar Cells

Rectenna Solar Cells

Moddel, Garret, Grover, Sachit (Eds.)

2013, VI, 399 p. 229 illus., 99 illus. in color.

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  • Covers higher level concepts and understanding the challenges, equipment, and skills required to develop rectenna structures 
  • Discusses concepts applicable for light to electron conversion circuitry 
  • Examines thermophotovoltaics, which deals specifically with IR frequencies
Rectenna Solar Cells discusses antenna-coupled diode solar cells, an emerging technology that has the potential to provide ultra-high efficiency, low-cost solar energy conversion. This book will provide an overview of solar rectennas, and provide thorough descriptions of the two main components: the diode, and the optical antenna. The editors discuss the science, design, modeling, and manufacturing of the antennas coupled with the diodes. The book will provide concepts to understanding the challenges, fabrication technologies, and materials required to develop rectenna structures. Written by experts in their specialized fields.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Dielectric Constant - Energy Harvesting - Hot Carrier Extraction - MIM and MOM Diodes - Nanoantennas - Optical Antennas - Optical Rectennas - Photovoltaics - Solar Cells - Thermophotovoltaics

Related subjects » Electronics & Electrical Engineering - Energy Technology - Optics & Lasers - Systems, Storage and Harvesting

Table of contents 

Are rectenna solar cells viable?.- Optical frequency rectification.- Efficiency limits for solar spectrum rectification.- Solar and thermal aperture antenna performance limits.- Metal insulator and multi-insulator diodes for rectenna solar cells.- Impact of Tunnel Barrier Dielectric and Roughness on MIM and MIIM Diodes.- Nanoscale Rectenna with Sharp Tips for Absorption and Rectification of Optical Radiation.- A Mid-IR Antenna Integrated with a Geometrically Asymmetrical Metal-Insulator-Metal Rectifying Diode.- Investigation of the infrared radiation detection mechanism for antenna-coupled metal-(oxide)-metal structures.- Geometric diodes for optical rectennas.- Overview of Nano-Antennas for Solar Rectennas.- On the solar energy harvesting efficiency of nano-antennes.- Optical antennas and enhanced nonlinear effects.- Large-Area Fabrication of Antennas and Nanodiodes.- Point-Contact Based MIM Diode Fabrication: A Facile Route for Materials Screening.- Techniques for Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing of Flexible Rectenna Solar Cells.- Thermophotovoltaics: An alternative to and potential partner with rectenna energy harvesters.

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