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Karl Wolfgang Böer Papers
1945 - 2003
(bulk dates 1961 - 1986)
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Series V. Karl W. Böer’s Professional WritingExtent: 10.75 linear ft. (Boxes 44 – 54)
Contents: Published works, correspondence, drafts, research notes, research material, graphs and figures
Arrangement: Four subseries, reflecting separately maintained sequences of published and draft writings. File numbering sequences begin anew with each subseries, and the first subseries follows a numerical system originally maintained by Böer. The third subseries has irregular file numbers, as explained in the contents list.
Series V. chronicles Karl W. Böer’s professional writings. The publications span 54 years (1950-2004) and encompass the majority of Böer’s career. This series reflects Böer’s enormous contribution to the solar energy community and his close work with colleagues and research assistants. The attached document, Appendix , provides a bibliographic listing of Böer’s writings. The files have been separated into four sub-series labeled “Numbered Publications” (as originally maintained by Böer), “Correspondence,” “Draft Files,” and “Research Publications.” The four subseries follow closely original order of the files as they were received.
Series V.A. Numbered Publications uses an internal numbering system designed and maintained by Böer’s administrative assistant. The numbering system is roughly chronological, tracking professional publications throughout Böer’s career. Original copies of the assistant’s lists were included with the collection and can be found in a preliminary folder in Box 44. There are several gaps in this subseries because many of the original numbered publications were not available in hard copy. The majority of publications before 1962 are in German.
Series V.B. Correspondence comprises only fifteen folders. The bulk of the correspondence is between Böer and various colleagues concerning manuscripts, publication plans, and article reprint requests.
Series V.C. Drafts contains files of drafts, notes, correspondence, and figures. The few drafts in this series show evidence of extensive revisions, as well as articles not included in subseries V.A. Also retained were the original copies of figures, charts, and graphs that were published in conjunction with the articles. Series V.C.1. contains drafts, figures, and tables corresponding to Böer’s numeric system of identification for published writings (Appendix V.1). Series V.C.2. contains other drafts, figures, and tables, and includes material related to Böer’s two-volume Survey of Semiconductor Physics (1990-1992). V.C.2 also contains drafts of unpublished works, including one book-length project.
Series V.D. Research Publications by Others were collected by Böer as sources for his own publications and his general research files. Many of the articles contain notes related to Böer’s publication efforts. They are roughly arranged by topical categories assigned by Böer; however, this series of files arrived with out a clearly identifiable principle of organization; this original order has largely been maintained. Additionally, this series contains miscellaneous drafts, figures, and other materials that appear to pertain to Böer’s general research interests, and that could not be more precisely identified. The publications are not itemized in this finding aid.
Series V. Karl W. Böer Professional WritingV.A. Numbered Publications (by KWB) V.B. Correspondence V.C. Draft Files 1. Numbered Drafts 2. Miscellaneous Drafts V.D. Research Publications
Box -- Folder -- Contents
Series V. Karl W. Böer Professional Writings Series V.A. Numbered Publications Publications are roughly chronological and follow Böer’s original filing system, which is #0 - #344. Physical copies of publication numbers #0 - #309 are available here, though even this subset is not complete. 44 Fx Böer Publication Records Note: See Appendix A for a complete bibliographical, numbered listing of Böer’s writings. F0 - F100 Publications #0 - #100 45 F101 - F233 Publications #101 - #233 46 F234 - F309 Publications #234 - #309 Series V.B. Correspondence Includes correspondence regarding manuscripts, publication plans, and article reprint requests. F1 Reprint Requests, 1975-1976 F2 Reprint Requests, 1984-1985 F3 Correspondence concerning manuscripts submitted F4 Correspondence concerning textbook F5 Figure Reproduction Requests, Photoconductivity F6 Reading Files—PR (1) F7 Reading Files—PR (2) F8 Reading Files—PR (3) F9 Reading Files—January 1, 1975 – April 17, 1975 47 F10 Reading Files—1978 – July 1982 (1) F11 Reading Files—1978 – July 1982 (2) F12 Reading Files—1978 – July 1982 (3) F13 Reading Files—August 1982 – May 10, 1983 F14 Solicitation of UNIDO Paper, 1986 F15 Survey of Solid State Physics—Reviews, Misc. Series V.C. Professional Writing--Draft Files Files include drafts of published works that were omitted from the original V.A. series. Also included is correspondence between Böer and colleagues, original copies of published figures and graphs, and handwritten research notes. V.C.1. Numbered Drafts The folder numbers correspond to Böer’s filing system inV.A. F 62 Drafts of Publication #62, etc. F 79 F 85 F 92 F 93 F 95 F 96 F 97 F 98 F 99 F 104 F 105 F 106 (1) F 106 (2) F 106 (3) F 108 F 109 F 110 F 111 F 112 F 113 F 114 F 115 F 116 F 117 F 118 F 119 F 120 F 121 (1) F 121 (2) F 121 (3) F 123 F 125 F 126 F 127 F 128 F 129 F 130 47 F 131 F 132 F 157 F 178 F 182 F 185 F 186 F 187 (1) F 187 (2) F 188 F 189 F 190 F 191 F 194 F 195 F 196 F 198 F 202 F 203 48 F 208 F 209 F 211 F 213 F 225 F 226 F 230 F 231 F 231 Appendix F 232 F 232 Appendix F 234 F 236 F 237 F 242 F 243 (1) F 243 (2) F 243 (3) Part I F 243 (4) Part II F 244 F 245 F 281 F 284 V.C.2. Professional Writing--Miscellaneous Drafts Folders are filed in alphabetical order. 49 F285 A Factor--Transparencies F286 Ag 1986—Transparencies F287 b 21 tex—Diagrams 1 F288 b 21 tex—Diagrams 2 F289 b 21 tex—Figures F290 b 22 tex—Diagrams F291 b 22 tex—“The jV-Characteristics of Solar Cells” F292 b 22 tex—“Winterim Solar Energy” 2/13/78 F293 b 24—Equations & transparencies F294 Band Model—Diagrams F295 “Carrier Transport in Built-in and External Fields”—Figures and Diagrams F296 The CdS/Cu2S—Transparencies F297 “CdS Detector Models” F298 “CdS Detector Models”—Honeywell Analysis, drafts, comments, revisions F299 CdS n(x), (x), F(x), v(x), j(x)—figures F300 “Characteristics of Schottky-like Barriers and Junctions”—transparencies F301 Chapter manuscript with corrections for Ovshinsky, ed. Amorphous Semiconductor Switching F302 Classical Carrier Transport in Semiconductors (KWB)—Part 1 F303 Classical Carrier Transport in Semiconductors (KWB)—Part 2 F304 Cu2S & CdS Excitation F305 Cu2S Junction/Expanded Junction CdS—diagrams F306 Cu2S: n(x)jn F307 “Current Voltage Characteristics of Solar Cells” F308 CuxS nj & g(x), n(x) F309 Development of an analytical Expression For IV- Characteristics of Non-Ideal Solar Cells—Figures & Transparencies F310 “Drift Field Influence on nip-Solar Cell Performance”—presentation F311 “Electrodes of Photoconductors”—RES Proposal F312 “Electronic Properties of Solids”—presentation material F313 “Estimation on Thermal Initiation”—Notebooks and equations F314 “Evaluation of Sensitivity in Integrated Star Detection Devices” F315 “Field Enhanced Ionization of Defects in Solids”—manuscript with notes F316 “Field Quenching as a Mechanism for Negative Differential Conductivity in CdS” F317 Field Quenching Equations F318 “Film—Physics” General Remarks—notes F319 First Concepts of Ovonics-Mechanicsm, February 1969 F320 GE Graphite Tables F321 “Heterojunction Interface Influence on Voc and Vsc” F322 “High- and Low- blocked Heterojunctions”—diagrams and transparencies F323 High Efficiency CdS / Cu2S (7 Jan 1982)—Transparencies F324 Hodgins & Hoffman; Woodall & Hovel— Figures 50 F325 “Ideal-Real Semiconducting Glass and Low-High Conductivity Transition” F326 Influence of Electric Field on Collection Efficiencies of Solar Cells—Figures F327 Interface—Figures & Transparencies F328 Interface Recombination—Figures F329 jsc-related—Figure 11a—Cds/Cu2S Cell Short Circuit Current F330 Junction Theory—transparencies F331 Junction Interface Regions—figure F332 jv—figures F333 jv—jo, A—Figures & Transparencies F334 jv Kinetics—Figures F335 jv—measured—figures F336 jv—Physics Theory Basics—figures F337 jv—Wire Grid Roof Top Testing—charts & figures F338 “Light-Induced Loss Mechanism in Backwall Solar Mechanism”—presentation material F339 North Holland Publishing Company--figures F340 “Optical Filler of Variable Density” F341 Original Copies—PN Junction 1E6 F342 Original Copies—PN Junctions 6E6 F343 Original Copies—PN Junctions 3E5 F344 Original Copies—CdS Cu2S 3E5 F345 Original Copies—CdS Cu2S 1E6 F346 Original Copies—CdS Cu2S 6E6 V.C.2. Professional Writing--Miscellaneous Drafts F347 Originals into Text F348 Ovshinsky Effect—“Own Theories, Proposals,” 1968 F349 Pakistan Talk 1987—Figures, Tables, Transparencies F350 “Photo-Conductance Through CdS Sandwich Cells” F351 “Physical Discussion on the Organic Threshold Switch”--1968 F352 “The Physics of Front-Wall Solar Cells” F353 “Polycrystalline Semiconductor Heterojunction Modeling” F354 “Polycrystalline Semiconductor Heterojunction Modeling”—Figures and Tables F355 “Polycrystalline Semiconductor Heterojunction Modeling”—notes F356 “Polycrystalline Semiconductor Heterojunction Modeling (CdS/CuInSe2)”—figures and diagrams F357 Presentation: New Delhi and Sidney 1983—transparencies F358 “Report on Temperature Distribution in OMS Pore Devices…” F359 Rompe Paper—“High-Field Carrier Transport”—equations F360 Rompe Paper—“High-Field Carrier Transport”—figures (A) F361 Rompe Paper—“High-Field Carrier Transport”—figures (B) F362 Rompe Paper—“High-Field Carrier Transport”—printer error F363 Schottky-like Barriers—Figures F364 SES 1981—Transparencies F365 Shape of jV—Figures and Transparencies F366 Solar Cell Applications—ARCO slides with captions and TLS F367 “Space Change Effects in Semi-Conductors” 1985- 1992—preprint of unpublished work F368 Spain and Germany—transparencies Survey of Semiconductor Physics 51 F369 Correspondence—Publications F370 Correspondence—Van Nostrand Reinhold and Reviews F371 Diagrams, Miscellaneous Planning Material F372 Figures—Volume 1 F373 Figures—Volume 2 F374 Final Version of Chp. 1, Book II F375 Tex Notes—computer program user information F376 “Theory of Thin Film Photovoltaics”—transparencies F377 “To Be Done”—CdSCu2S F378 “To Be Done”—PN Junction 1E6 F379 “To Be Done”—PN Junction 6E6 F380 “To Be Done”—PN Junction 3E5 F381 “To Be Done”—CdsCu2S 6E6 F382 “To Be Done”—CdSCu2S 1E6 F383 “To Be Done”—CdSCu2S356 F384 “Transitions between Stationary and Moving High- Field Domains in CdS”—transparencies, figures F385 “Über die Beeinflussung der spektralen Verteilung des Photostromes” F386 unidentified Chapter 5 and Presentation—diagrams 1 F387 unidentified Chapter 5 and Presentation—diagrams 2 F388 unidentified Chapter 5 and Presentation—diagrams 3 F389 unidentified draft #1 F390 unidentified equations—CdS/Cu2S Solar Cell F391 unidentified figures—Solar Cell Production V.C.2. Professional Writing--Miscellaneous Drafts F392 unidentified paper and correspondence F393 Unidentified Solar One transparencies F394 Unpublished Research F395 Voc Related V.D. Research Materials and Publications (from KWB’s Files) With original topical categories. Publications not itemized. 52 F1 Miscellaneous Articles & Publications 1 F2 Miscellaneous Articles & Publications 2 F3 Miscellaneous Articles & Publications 3 F4 Miscellaneous Articles & Publications 4 F5 Miscellaneous Articles & Publications 5 F6 Miscellaneous Articles & Publications 6 53 F7 Miscellaneous Articles & Publications 7 F8 Miscellaneous Articles & Publications 8 F9 Miscellaneous Articles & Publications 9 F10 Miscellaneous Articles & Publications 10 F11 Boundaries / Surface-Interface F12 Calculations F13 Copper Instability in CuxS F14 High-Efficiency III-V Solar Cells—Transparencies F15 High-Field Effects & Solar Cell Performance F16 Physics of Cell Operation—Transparencies F17 Reducing Greenhouse Effect—Presentation F18 Si Solution Curves F19 Spectral Distribution F20 Superlattices (part 1) 54 F21 Superlattices (part 2) F22 Superlattices (part 3) V.D. Research Materials and Publications (from KWB’s Files) F23 Superlattices (part 4) F24 Superlattices / Semiconductors F25 Surface / Interface F26 Thin Film Status Report —Transparencies F27 Unidentified Graphs / Charts
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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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