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Title: Methods of preparing flexible photovoltaic devices using epitaxial liftoff, and preserving the integrity of growth substrates used in epitaxial growth

Abstract

There is disclosed methods of making photosensitive devices, such as flexible photovoltaic (PV) devices, through the use of epitaxial liftoff. Also described herein are methods of preparing flexible PV devices comprising a structure having a growth substrate, wherein the selective etching of protective layers yields a smooth growth substrate that us suitable for reuse.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
EFRC (Energy Frontier Research Centers), The Regents of the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1082883
Patent Number(s):
8378385
Application Number:
12/878,261
Assignee:
The Regents of the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01L - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0001013
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Forrest, Stephen R, Zimmerman, Jeramy, Lee, Kyusang, and Shiu, Kuen-Ting. Methods of preparing flexible photovoltaic devices using epitaxial liftoff, and preserving the integrity of growth substrates used in epitaxial growth. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Forrest, Stephen R, Zimmerman, Jeramy, Lee, Kyusang, & Shiu, Kuen-Ting. Methods of preparing flexible photovoltaic devices using epitaxial liftoff, and preserving the integrity of growth substrates used in epitaxial growth. United States.
Forrest, Stephen R, Zimmerman, Jeramy, Lee, Kyusang, and Shiu, Kuen-Ting. Tue . "Methods of preparing flexible photovoltaic devices using epitaxial liftoff, and preserving the integrity of growth substrates used in epitaxial growth". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1082883.
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abstractNote = {There is disclosed methods of making photosensitive devices, such as flexible photovoltaic (PV) devices, through the use of epitaxial liftoff. Also described herein are methods of preparing flexible PV devices comprising a structure having a growth substrate, wherein the selective etching of protective layers yields a smooth growth substrate that us suitable for reuse.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2013},
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