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Title: Method for forming metal contacts

Abstract

Methods of forming metal contacts with metal inks in the manufacture of photovoltaic devices are disclosed. The metal inks are selectively deposited on semiconductor coatings by inkjet and aerosol apparatus. The composite is heated to selective temperatures where the metal inks burn through the coating to form an electrical contact with the semiconductor. Metal layers are then deposited on the electrical contacts by light induced or light assisted plating.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1093442
Patent Number(s):
8,536,049
Application Number:
13/273,588
Assignee:
Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials LLC (Marlborough, MA); Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden, CO)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Reddington, Erik, Sutter, Thomas C, Bu, Lujia, Cannon, Alexandra, Habas, Susan E, Curtis, Calvin J, Miedaner, Alexander, Ginley, David S, and Van Hest, Marinus Franciscus Antonius Maria. Method for forming metal contacts. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Reddington, Erik, Sutter, Thomas C, Bu, Lujia, Cannon, Alexandra, Habas, Susan E, Curtis, Calvin J, Miedaner, Alexander, Ginley, David S, & Van Hest, Marinus Franciscus Antonius Maria. Method for forming metal contacts. United States.
Reddington, Erik, Sutter, Thomas C, Bu, Lujia, Cannon, Alexandra, Habas, Susan E, Curtis, Calvin J, Miedaner, Alexander, Ginley, David S, and Van Hest, Marinus Franciscus Antonius Maria. Tue . "Method for forming metal contacts". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1093442.
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title = {Method for forming metal contacts},
author = {Reddington, Erik and Sutter, Thomas C and Bu, Lujia and Cannon, Alexandra and Habas, Susan E and Curtis, Calvin J and Miedaner, Alexander and Ginley, David S and Van Hest, Marinus Franciscus Antonius Maria},
abstractNote = {Methods of forming metal contacts with metal inks in the manufacture of photovoltaic devices are disclosed. The metal inks are selectively deposited on semiconductor coatings by inkjet and aerosol apparatus. The composite is heated to selective temperatures where the metal inks burn through the coating to form an electrical contact with the semiconductor. Metal layers are then deposited on the electrical contacts by light induced or light assisted plating.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {9}
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