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Title: System and method for liquid silicon containment

Abstract

This invention relates to a system and a method for liquid silicon containment, such as during the casting of high purity silicon used in solar cells or solar modules. The containment apparatus includes a shielding ember adapted to prevent breaching molten silicon from contacting structural elements or cooling elements of a casting device, and a volume adapted to hold a quantity of breaching molten silicon with the volume formed by a bottom and one or more sides.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
AMG IdealCast Solar Corporation, Wayne, PA (USA)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1133669
Patent Number(s):
8,741,060
Application Number:
13/854,256
Assignee:
AMG IdealCast Solar Corporation (Wayne, PA) GFO
DOE Contract Number:  
FC36-07GO17049
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Cliber, James A, Clark, Roger F, Stoddard, Nathan G, and Von Dollen, Paul. System and method for liquid silicon containment. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Cliber, James A, Clark, Roger F, Stoddard, Nathan G, & Von Dollen, Paul. System and method for liquid silicon containment. United States.
Cliber, James A, Clark, Roger F, Stoddard, Nathan G, and Von Dollen, Paul. Tue . "System and method for liquid silicon containment". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1133669.
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abstractNote = {This invention relates to a system and a method for liquid silicon containment, such as during the casting of high purity silicon used in solar cells or solar modules. The containment apparatus includes a shielding ember adapted to prevent breaching molten silicon from contacting structural elements or cooling elements of a casting device, and a volume adapted to hold a quantity of breaching molten silicon with the volume formed by a bottom and one or more sides.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jun 03 00:00:00 EDT 2014},
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