Bell Telephone Labs experimental P/N photovoltaic cell

Description (Brief):

Bell Labs researchers Daryl Chapin, Calvin Fuller and Gerald Pearson invented a practical solar cell in 1954. The company adapted the invention to power telephone equipment in remote locations and licensed the technology to other companies. This early experimental cell still generates a small amount of electricity today.

Date Made: 1954

Maker: Bell Laboratories

Location: Currently not on view

See more items in: Work and Industry: Electricity, Energy & Power


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: from Peter Iles

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2016.0061.01Accession Number: 2016.0061Catalog Number: 2016.0061.01

Object Name: solar cellphotovoltaic cell

Measurements: overall: 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in x 1 7/8 in; 1.27 cm x 3.81 cm x 4.7625 cm


Record Id: nmah_1805541

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