Rectenna Solar Cells

  • Garret Moddel
  • Sachit Grover

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Introduction and Fundamental Limits

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Garret Moddel
      Pages 3-24
    3. Sachit Grover, Garret Moddel
      Pages 25-46
    4. Saumil Joshi, Sachit Grover, Garret Moddel
      Pages 47-67
    5. Heylal Mashaal, Jeffrey M. Gordon
      Pages 69-86
  3. Diodes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. N. M. Miskovsky, P. H. Cutler, P. B. Lerner, A. Mayer, B. G. Willis, D. T. Zimmerman et al.
      Pages 135-161
    3. Filiz Yesilkoy, Siddharth Potbhare, Nick Kratzmeier, Akin Akturk, Neil Goldsman, Martin Peckerar et al.
      Pages 163-188
    4. Badri N. Tiwari, Peter M. Krenz, Gergo P. Szakmany, Gary H. Bernstein, Alexei O. Orlov, Wolfgang Porod
      Pages 189-208
    5. Zixu Zhu, Saumil Joshi, Sachit Grover, Garret Moddel
      Pages 209-227
  4. Antennas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Ahmed M. A. Sabaawi, Charalampos C. Tsimenidis, Bayan S. Sharif
      Pages 231-256
    3. Guy A. E. Vandenbosch, Zhongkun Ma
      Pages 257-276
    4. P. Y. Chen, C. Argyropoulos, A. Alù
      Pages 277-294
  5. Fabrication and Structures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 295-295
    2. Mario Bareiß, Daniel Kälblein, Peter M. Krenz, Ute Zschieschang, Hagen Klauk, Giuseppe Scarpa et al.
      Pages 297-311
    3. Prakash Periasamy, Ryan P. O’Hayre, Joseph J. Berry, David S. Ginley, Philip A. Parilla
      Pages 313-336
    4. Dante F. DeMeo, Abigail S. Licht, Corey M. Shemelya, Chandler M. Downs, Thomas E. Vandervelde
      Pages 371-390
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 391-399

About this book


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.


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

Editors and affiliations

  • Garret Moddel
    • 1
  • Sachit Grover
    • 2
  1. 1.Electrical Computer & Energy EngineeringUniversity of ColoradoBoulderUSA
  2. 2.National Renewable Energy LaboratoryNational Center for PhotovoltaicsGoldenUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-3715-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-3716-1
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