Special Collections Department
Karl Wolfgang Böer Papers
1945 - 2003
(bulk dates 1961 - 1986)
Table of Contents for Mss Collection Number 483 Series III.
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Series III. Grant/Contract Files and Research ReportsExtent: 6.75 linear ft. (Boxes 30-36)
Dates: 1963-1989 (bulk dates 1971-1985)
Contents: Correspondence, reports, and proposals.
Series III is divided into two topical subseries: Government Agencies and Utility Companies and other Organizations. The first, Government Agencies, is further divided into ten categories. Folder numbering is sequential for the entire series.
Series III contains files related to grant-funded research projects and contract work carried out by Karl Böer through the departments of Physics and Engineering as well as through the Institute of Energy Conversion. The funding agencies are varied and include the Department of Energy (DOE), the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) at DOE, the United States military, NASA, and private corporations. The files date from the early 1960s and continue through the mid-1980s. One preliminary file in the series lists Böer’s sponsored research projects dating from 1963-1965.
The series documents Boer’s significant research in the properties of Cadmium Sulfide for conductivity and the theory of thin-film photovoltaics, both critical areas for the development of solar panels for energy conversion. Several of the projects supported by Utilities and other Organizations relate to the economics and delivery of solar energy.
III.A. Projects funded by Government Agencies: These files contain contract records, correspondence, financial reports, final copies of research proposals, final copies of quarterly and annual progress reports (for grants) and technical reports (for contracts). This subseries is divided into ten categories by funding organization: Air Force, Army DOE, NASA, NSF/RANN, Navy, Sandia National Labs, SERI, and miscellaneous other agencies. Within each of the ten categories the files are arranged according to project (when applicable). The ten categories are alphabetical, but within each category, the files are roughly chronological.
III.B. Utility Companies and other Organizations: The materials in this subseries are of the same nature as Series III.A. The subseries is organized alphabetically according to the name of the funding company
III. Grant/Contract Files and Research Proposals and Projects—Summary OutlineA. Government Agencies 1. Air Force Office of Scientific Research 2. Army Research Office 3. Department of Energy (DOE) 4. NASA 5. National Science Foundation (NSF) 6. National Science Foundation and Research Applied to National Needs (NSF/RANN) 7. Naval Research, Office of 8. Sandia National Laboratories 9. Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) 10. Miscellaneous Government Agencies B. Utility Companies and other Organizations
Box -- Folder -- Contents
Series III.A. Proposals and Projects 30 F1 Sponsored Research Projects (KWB)—1963-1965 Series III.A Government Agencies III.A.1 Air Force Office of Scientific Research F2 Air Force—CdS Solar Cells for Terrestrial Applications, 1972-1973 F3 Air Force—Surface & Interface Dipole Layers III.A.2. Army Research Office F4 Aberdeen—Characteristic Field Inhomogeneities in Homogeneous Dielectrics in the Pre-breakdown Range—Progress Reports, 1963-1967 F5 Aberdeen—Observation of Deep-Trap Modulation with “Near” Band-Edge Light in Copper-Doped CdS Crystals Aberdeen—Thermal and Photochemical Damage of II-VI Photosensors, Especially CdS and CdSe F6 Administrative Papers, 1963-1972 F7 Progress Reports, 1967-1969 F8 Proposals, 1967-1970 F9 Belvoir—CdS Solar Panels for Portable and Remote Power—Proposal, 1972-1973 F10 Belvoir—Correspondence, 1967 F11 Belvoir—Influence of Infrared Irradiation on Luminescence and Edge Absorption of CdS Controlled by Characteristic Field Inhomogeneities in the Pre- Breakdown Stage—Research Proposal, 1963-1964 F12 Belvoir—Solid-State Image Converter Using the Franz-Keldysh Effect, 1967-1968 Durham—Characteristic Field Inhomogenities in Homogenous Dielectrics in the Pre-Breakdown Range—Technical Reports F13 1 F14 2-10 F15 11-13 F16 14 F17 15-16 Durham—Field- and Current-Instabilities in Semiconductors F18 Proposals, 1969-1972 F19 Correspondence, 1964-1970 F20 Durham—Physics of Junctions re Binary Devices—Proposals, 1985-1988 F21 Durham—Semiconducting Glasses, Proposal 1971 F22 Durham—Surface Properties of CdS and Their Influence on Electrical Conductance, External Photoeffect, and Field Instabilities—Proposal and Revised Budget, 1966-1969 F23 Monmouth—CdS Solar Panels for Portable and Remote Use, 1972-1973 F24 Triangle Park-- Mobility Influence in Junctions—Funding Request, 1985 F25 Army—Technical Report Lists III.A.3 Department of Energy (DOE) Theory of Thin-Film Photovoltaics 31 F26 DOE—Theory of Thin-Film Photovoltaics, 1979 F27 Proposals, 1979-1980 F28 Contractor Review, 1979 F29 Conference, 1979 F30 Disposition of Documents, 1979-1980 F31 Finance Statement, 1979-1981 F32 Second Year Contract, 1980 F33 Monthly Reports, 1979-1980 F34 Eight-Month Report F35 Final Report, 1980 F36 DOE/SERI—Heterojunction Interfaces, 1979 F37 DOE/SERI—Junction Recombination, 1979 III.A.4. NASA F38 CIT & Jet Propulsion Lab—Contract and Correspondence, 1968 F39 Infrared Detection by Reconfiguration of High Field Domains in CdS—Technical Report #11, 1972 F40 Phase Change Thermal Storage, 1972-1973 F41 Photoemf in Cadmium Sulfide—Final Report, 1971 F42 Photovoltaic Effect in Cadmium Sulphide—Progress Reports, 1969-1970 F43 Photovoltaic Effect in Cadmium Sulphide—Final Report, 1970 F44 Sensitive Infrared Detection Using the Tyagi Method, 1971-1972 F45 Solar Energy Conversion, 1971-1972 F46 Testing of CdS Solar Cell—Contract and Correspondence, 1971-1972 F47 Theoretical Investigation of Recombination Centers in Gallium Arsenide—Final Report, 1973 X-Ray and Electron Damage, and Photochemical Reactions in CdS Single Crystals and Layers, and Annealing of These Defects—NSG 573 F48 Correspondence, 1965-1969 Progress Reports F49 1964-1967 F50 1969-1970 (includes photographic negatives) Technical Reports F51 Lists F52 1-3 F53 4-7 F54 8-9 F55 10-14 F56 15-16 III.A.5. National Science Foundation—(NSF) 32 F57 Advanced Solar Energy Collector Heating and Cooling Systems— Category A-5 F58 Alternative Strategies and Methods for Conserving Energy, 1973 F59 Cooperative R & D Experiment for Stimulative R & D in the Traditional Industries, 1973 F60 Correspondence (Including letters regarding NSF audit of IEC) F61 Data Acquisition of Solar One, 1973-1974 F62 Development of Cd2SnO4 Films for Use in Solar Energy Conversion Devices, 1972 F63 Economies of Scale in Solar Heating and Cooling: An Economic Analysis, 1974 F64 Field- and Current-Instabilities, 1970-1971 F65 Grant Information F66 Internal Correspondence, Re: NSF reports F67 Material Problems in Heterojunctions, 1974 F68 Mozaic Magazine Correspondence F69 Non-Market Consumer Demand for Solar Energy F70 Proposal Guidelines F71 Site Visits, 1973 & 1974 F72 Solar Energy Collectors—Category A-1 F73 Solar Energy Conversion, 1971-1972 F74 Solar Energy Storage Subsystems—Category A-2 F75 Solar Heating, 1969 – 1970 F76 Technology Assessment of Terrestrial Solar Energy Resource Development, 1973 III.A.6. NSF-Research Applied to National Needs (NSF-RANN) Direct Solar Energy Conversion for Terrestrial Use Project F77 Contracts & Grants, Report Instructions F78 Contract Information F79 Correspondence related to Direct Solar grant. F80 Direct Solar Research Proposal—1972 (133 pps) F81 Direct Solar Research Proposal—1972 (166 pps) Direct Solar Energy Conversion for Terrestrial Use Project F82 Direct Solar Research Proposal Addenda F83 Direct Solar Grant Increase Request, 1973 Direct Solar Grant Continuation Requests F84 1973-1974 F85 1974-1975 Direct Solar Progress Reports F86 Annual & Quarterly Report—1972 F87 Quarterly Reports 3-4—1973 F88 Quarterly Reports 1-4—1974 33 F89 Quarterly Reports 1, 3-4—1975 F90 Direct Solar Monthly Progress Reports F91 Direct Solar Monthly Financial Reports F92 Direct Solar Special Progress Reports Direct Solar Technical Reports F93 Lists F94 1973: 1-4 F95 5-8 F96 9 F97 10-15 F98 1974: 1-3 F99 1975: 1-4 F100 5 F101 6-7 F102 1976: 1 F103 Direct Solar Final Report—1975 F104 Direct Solar Final Report—1976 F105 Proposal—Use of Solar Energy for House Heating and Electric Power—1973 F106 Proposal—Solar Energy Space Cooling Subsystems Series III.A.7 Naval Research, Office of (ONR) F107 ONR—Electro-Optical Method for Investigation of Field and Current Distributors in Semiconductors and Layer-Like Field Distributors in Photoconductors—Progress Reports, 1963-1970 F108 Distribution Lists for Reports; Visit Information F109 Progress Report 1, 1963-1964 F110 Status Report 14-17, 1969-1970 Electro-Optical Method Technical Reports, 1966-1971 F111 1-8 F112 9 F113 10-13 34 F114 14-15 F115 16 F116 17-22 F117 23-30 F118 32 F119 33 F120 34-57 F121 Elector-Optical Method Technical Report Master Lists F122 Electro-Optical Method Final Report, 1970 Electro-Optical Studies (continuation of Electro- Optical Method grant) F123 Research Proposals 1971-1975 Electro-Optical Studies Tech. Reports, 1971-1973 F124 1-13 F125 14 F126 15 F127 16-20 F128 21 F129 28, 30, 32 F130 Electro-Optical Studies Status Report Lists, 1974 F131 Electro-Optical Studies Status Reports 1-21, 1974-1976 Various Other Projects F132 The Physics of Junctions and the Influence of Boundaries F133 Proposal—Carrier Transport in Semiconducting Devices ONR—Correspondence F134 1965-1972 F135 1974-1975 Series III.A.8 Sandia National Laboratories F136 Carrier Transport Analysis in Junction Devices—Proposal, 1987 F137 Crystalline Silicon Solar Cell—Research Proposal, 1987 Crystalline Solar Cell Research F138 Proposal, 1988 F139 Final Report, 1989 35 F140 Sil Solar—Finance Report, 1988 F141 Solar Cell Numerical Modeling Series III.A.9. Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) F142 Kinetics of Current-Voltage Characteristics F143 Operating Analysis of Solar Cells Photovoltaics II F144 No Cost Extension, 1980 F145 Effort Reports, 1979-1980 Finance Statement F146 1983-1984 F147 1984-1985 F148 1985-1986 F149 1986-1987 F150 Monthly Cost Summary, 1979-1981 Polycrystalline Semiconductor Heterojunction Modelling F151 Contract, 1985 F152 Proposals, 1983-1985 F153 Contract Management, 1980-1985 F154 Correspondence, 1980-1983 F155 Correspondence, 1980-1985 F156 Quarterly Technical Status Report Technical Reports F157 1981 F158 1983-1984 F159 1984-1985 F160 1985-1986 F161 Final Report, 1987 F162 Program Review at U Delaware, 1979 36 F163 Proposal—Operation Analysis of Solar Cells Thin Film Photovoltaics F164 Thin Film Correspondence, 1980 – 1984 F165 Tech. Status Report, 1980-1981 F166 Management Summary Report, 1983 F167 Theory of Thin Film Photovoltaics F168 Heterojunction Interfaces, 1979 F169 Kinetics of Current-Voltage Characteristics, 1981 F170 Modeling of Solar Cells, 1985 F171 Design of Novel CdS/CuInSe2 Solar Cell Structure, 1987-1989 F172 SERI—Operation Analysis of Solar Cells, 1985 F173 Polycrys—Overview letter, 1986 Series III.A.10. Miscellaneous Government Agencies F174 Advanced Research Project Agency (APRA)—Field- and Current-Instabilities in Semiconductors F175 APRA—Correspondence, 1967 – 1970 F176 Atomic Energy Commission—Solar Collector, 1974 – 1976 F177 Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA)—Monthly Progress Reports, 1976 – 1977 F178 HUD—Evaluation of a Solar Energized House Performance and Analysis of its Environmental, Economical, Social, and Legal Aspects, 1973 F179 National Bureau of Standards—System of Solar Energy Conversion for Houses, 1972 F180 US Agency for International Development—Solar Rice Dryer and Solar Cooker Series III.B. Power Utilities and other Organizations F181 Atlantic City Electric Company—Thermo-Electric Testing of the Experimental Solar House and Improvement of Solar Water Heaters, 1973 F182 Cyanamid—Development of Cd2SnO4 Films for Use in Solar Energy Conversion Devices, 1972 F183 Edison Electric Institute—Solar Energy as Energy- on-Demand for Peak-Energy Demand Relief to Power Utilities, 1973-1973 F184 General Precision—Correspondence, 1966 – 1968 F185 Jet Propulsion Laboratories—Barrier Photovoltaic Response, 1971-1972 F186 Jet Propulsion Laboratories—Large-Scale Energy Conversion, 1971-1972 F187 John Hopkins—Superflywheel Testing, 1973 F188 MAC on Power Engineering—Power-on-Demand From Solar Energy, 1973 F189 MAC on Power Engineering—Control Circuits for Solar-Electric Systems, 1974 Series III.B. Power Utilities and other Organizations 36 F190 PA Power and Light—Thermal Testing of the Experimental House, 1973 F191 Philadelphia Electric Company—Techno-Economic Evaluation of Cadmium Sulfide Solar Cells, 1973 F192 Public Service Electric and Gas—Energy Conservation and Thermo-Electric Conversion Testing of the Experimental Solar House, 1973 F193 Rockefeller Foundation—Study of Combined Solar- Electric Power Utility Energy Supply for Houses, 1973 F194 Rockefeller Foundation—Study of Solar Energy Utilization, 1973 F195 University of Delaware Research Foundation—Terrestrial Solar Energy Conversion, 1974 F196 University of Delaware Research Foundation—Carrier Transport in Non-Ideal pn-Junctions—1989 – 1992 F197 Unidentified Proposal—Harvesting Solar Energy
Proceed to another series or return to the index page of the Karl Wolfgang Böer Papers:
I. Academic & Professional Activities
II. Institute of Energy Conversion (IEC)
III. Grants and Contracts
IV. American Section of International Solar Energy Society (ASISES)
V. Professional Writings
VI. Solar Energy Systems (SES), Inc.
Processing of the Karl Wolfgang Böer Papers was supported by a grant from the Friends of the Center for the History of Physics of the American Institute of Physics.
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