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Design and Fabrication of Multijunction Thermal Converters at NIST and Sandia National Laboratories

Published

Author(s)

Joseph R. Kinard Jr., Thomas E. Lipe Jr., Thomas F. Wunsch, Ronald R. Manginell

Abstract

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) are collaborating on the design and fabrication of thin-film multijunction thermal converters (MJTCs). A brief description of thermal converters and their applications is presented, followed by descriptions of the motivation, fabrication processes, physical characteristics and the electrical properties of the thin-film MJTCs produced by the NIST/SNL project.
Proceedings Title
Tech. Dig., Sensors for Industry Conference
Conference Dates
November 18-21, 2002
Conference Location
Houston, TX, USA
Conference Title
Sensors for Industry Conference (Sicon 02)

Keywords

fabrication, multijunction, thermal converter, thin-film, voltage, ac, calibration, current

Citation

Kinard Jr., J. , Lipe Jr., T. , Wunsch, T. and Manginell, R. (2002), Design and Fabrication of Multijunction Thermal Converters at NIST and Sandia National Laboratories, Tech. Dig., Sensors for Industry Conference, Houston, TX, USA (Accessed April 17, 2024)
Created November 17, 2002, Updated October 12, 2021