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Title: Methods for manufacturing geometric multi-crystalline cast materials

Abstract

Methods are provided for casting one or more of a semi-conductor, an oxide, and an intermetallic material. With such methods, a cast body of a geometrically ordered multi-crystalline form of the one or more of a semiconductor, an oxide, and an intermetallic material may be formed that is free or substantially free of radially-distributed impurities and defects and having at least two dimensions that are each at least about 10 cm.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1109105
Patent Number(s):
8591649
Application Number:
12/670,236
Assignee:
Advanced Metallurgical Group Idealcast Solar Corp. (Wayne, PA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C30 - CRYSTAL GROWTH C30B - SINGLE-CRYSTAL-GROWTH
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01L - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-98GO10337
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Stoddard, Nathan G. Methods for manufacturing geometric multi-crystalline cast materials. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Stoddard, Nathan G. Methods for manufacturing geometric multi-crystalline cast materials. United States.
Stoddard, Nathan G. Tue . "Methods for manufacturing geometric multi-crystalline cast materials". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1109105.
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