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Title: Thin films of mixed metal compounds

Abstract

A compositionally uniform thin film of a mixed metal compound is formed by simultaneously evaporating a first metal compound and a second metal compound from independent sources. The mean free path between the vapor particles is reduced by a gas and the mixed vapors are deposited uniformly. The invention finds particular utility in forming thin film heterojunction solar cells.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Bellevue, WA)
  2. (Seattle, WA)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
865480
Patent Number(s):
US 4523051
Assignee:
Boeing Company (Seattle, WA) NREL
DOE Contract Number:  
EG-77-C-01-4042
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
films; mixed; metal; compounds; compositionally; uniform; film; compound; formed; simultaneously; evaporating; independent; sources; mean; free; path; vapor; particles; reduced; gas; vapors; deposited; uniformly; particular; utility; forming; heterojunction; solar; cells; free path; mean free; heterojunction solar; metal compound; metal compounds; mixed metal; solar cell; solar cells; particular utility; junction solar; film heterojunction; mixed vapor; /136/427/438/

Citation Formats

Mickelsen, Reid A., and Chen, Wen S. Thin films of mixed metal compounds. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Mickelsen, Reid A., & Chen, Wen S. Thin films of mixed metal compounds. United States.
Mickelsen, Reid A., and Chen, Wen S. Tue . "Thin films of mixed metal compounds". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865480.
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abstractNote = {A compositionally uniform thin film of a mixed metal compound is formed by simultaneously evaporating a first metal compound and a second metal compound from independent sources. The mean free path between the vapor particles is reduced by a gas and the mixed vapors are deposited uniformly. The invention finds particular utility in forming thin film heterojunction solar cells.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1985},
month = {1}
}

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