Yoshitaka Okada

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We report for the first time a successful fabrication and operation of an InAs/GaAs quantum dot based intermediate band solar cell concentrator photovoltaic (QD-IBSC-CPV) module to the IEC62108 standard with recorded power conversion efficiency of 15.3%. Combining the measured experimental results at Underwriters Laboratory (UL®) licensed testing laboratory(More)
For decades, progress in the field of optical (including solar) energy conversion was dominated by advances in the conventional concentrating optics and materials design. In recent years, however, conceptual and technological breakthroughs in the fields of nanophotonics and plasmonics combined with better understanding of the thermodynamics of the photon(More)
The direct conversion of solar energy to electricity can be broadly separated into two main categories: photovoltaics and thermal photovoltaics, where the former utilizes gradients in electrical potential and the latter thermal gradients. Conventional thermal photovoltaics has a high theoretical efficiency limit (84%) but in practice cannot be easily(More)
PURPOSE To examine the incidence and appearance of the communicating vein between the left renal vein (LRV) and the left ascending lumbar vein (LALV) on abdominal CT. MATERIALS AND METHODS We reviewed the appearance of the communicating vein on contrast-enhanced CT obtained by multidetector-row CT (MDCT) scanner. One hundred patients without known(More)
Feasibility and diagnostic performance of digital radiography in gastrointestinal imaging have not been fully investigated. We performed double-contrast barium enema study with computed radiography (CR-DCBE) on a routine basis, and the efficacy of this system for detection of colorectal polyps was investigated. The files of 76 patients, who had undergone(More)
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