Rectenna Solar Cells, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1461437164
  • ISBN-13: 9781461437161
  • DDC: 621.31244
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 399 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction and Fundamental Limits.
2: Will Rectenna Solar Cells be Practical?.
3: Optical Frequency Rectification.
4: Efficiency Limits for Solar Spectrum Rectification.
5: Solar and Thermal Aperture Antenna Coherence Performance Limits.
6: Diodes.
7: Metal Single-Insulator and Multi-Insulator Diodes for Rectenna Solar Cells.
8: Impact of Electrode Roughness on Metal-Insulator-Metal (MIM) Diodes and Step Tunneling in Nanolaminate Tunnel Barrier Metal-Insulator-Insulator-Metal (MIIM) Diodes.
9: Nanoscale Rectennas with Sharp Tips for Absorption and Rectification of Optical Radiation.
10: A Mid-IR Antenna Integrated with a Geometrically Asymmetrical Metal-Insulator-Metal Rectifying Diode.
11: Investigation of the Infrared Radiation Detection Mechanism for Antenna-Coupled Metal-(Oxide)-Metal Structures.
12: Geometric Diodes for Optical Rectennas.
13: Antennas.
14: Overview of Nanoantennas for Solar Rectennas.
15: On the Solar Energy Harvesting Efficiency of Nano-Antennas.
16: Optical Antennas and Enhanced Nonlinear Effects.
17: Fabrication and Structures.
18: Large-Area Fabrication of Antennas and Nanodiodes.
19: Point-Contact Metal-Insulator-Metal Architecture: A Facile Approach for Material Screening Studies and Beyond.
20: Techniques for Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing of Flexible Rectenna Solar Cells.
21: Thermophotovoltaics: An Alternative to and Potential Partner with Rectenna Energy Harvesters.