The Link Foundation awards yearly fellowships for research ino energyresources and their conservation. These published papers summarizetheir findings in this highly topical and important area. Two chaptersin this book deal with a practical performance index to avoid voltagecollapse in electric power systems and a design for a switch-modepower conversion circuit. Other chapters discuss an optical techniquefor in situ determination of growth kinetics of thin film materialsfor photovoltaics, a sol-gel method for preparing aluminosilicatesfor microporous membranes, sun-pumped lasers wth non-imaging opticsand parallel biased quasi-optical Josephson Junctions for submillimeterlocal oscillators. Contributors (all involved in major energy researchprojects): DAVID L. COOKE, KELLY J. HERMAN, SUSAN L. HIETALA, RENE JEAN-JUMEAU, MONICA KATIYAR and ALEKSANDER PANCE
Sun-pumped lasers - revisiting an old problem with non-imaging optics, David L. Cooke; a mathematical model of a direct AC-AC converter using a modified class E circuit, Kelly J. Herman; aluminosilicate membrane preparation and characterization, Susan L. Hietala; computation of a practical index to avoid voltage collapse in electrical power systems, Rene Jean-Jumeau; hydrogenated amorphous silicon thin films for photovoltaic technology - optical probes of growth kinetics, Monica Katiyar; parallel arrays of Josephson junctions for submillimeter local oscillators, Aleksander Pance.