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Title: Life Cycle Assessment of III-V Precursors for Photovoltaic and Semiconductor Applications

Abstract

ABSTRACT This study provides detailed information on the manufacture of III-V metal organic vapor phase epitaxy precursors through extensive literature and patent research. This data informed a cradle-to-gate life cycle assessment of these chemicals. Reported impacts include cumulative energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions. The results were interpreted to identify sources of environmental burden within the life cycle and were compared to energy demand reported in previous studies.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship
OSTI Identifier:
1440403
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-6A20-71672
Journal ID: ISSN 2059-8521; applab
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
MRS Advances
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 3; Journal Issue: 25; Journal ID: ISSN 2059-8521
Publisher:
Materials Research Society (MRS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; photovoltaics; organometallic; sustainability

Citation Formats

Smith, Brittany L., Babbitt, Callie W., Horowitz, Kelsey, Gaustad, Gabrielle, and Hubbard, Seth M. Life Cycle Assessment of III-V Precursors for Photovoltaic and Semiconductor Applications. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1557/adv.2018.287.
Smith, Brittany L., Babbitt, Callie W., Horowitz, Kelsey, Gaustad, Gabrielle, & Hubbard, Seth M. Life Cycle Assessment of III-V Precursors for Photovoltaic and Semiconductor Applications. United States. doi:10.1557/adv.2018.287.
Smith, Brittany L., Babbitt, Callie W., Horowitz, Kelsey, Gaustad, Gabrielle, and Hubbard, Seth M. Mon . "Life Cycle Assessment of III-V Precursors for Photovoltaic and Semiconductor Applications". United States. doi:10.1557/adv.2018.287.
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title = {Life Cycle Assessment of III-V Precursors for Photovoltaic and Semiconductor Applications},
author = {Smith, Brittany L. and Babbitt, Callie W. and Horowitz, Kelsey and Gaustad, Gabrielle and Hubbard, Seth M.},
abstractNote = {ABSTRACT This study provides detailed information on the manufacture of III-V metal organic vapor phase epitaxy precursors through extensive literature and patent research. This data informed a cradle-to-gate life cycle assessment of these chemicals. Reported impacts include cumulative energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions. The results were interpreted to identify sources of environmental burden within the life cycle and were compared to energy demand reported in previous studies.},
doi = {10.1557/adv.2018.287},
journal = {MRS Advances},
issn = {2059-8521},
number = 25,
volume = 3,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {1}
}

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