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Title: Fabrication of back-contacted silicon solar cells using thermomigration to create conductive vias

Methods of manufacturing back-contacted silicon solar cells fabricated using a gradient-driven solute transport process, such as thermomigration or electromigration, to create n-type conductive vias connecting the n-type emitter layer on the front side to n-type ohmic contacts located on the back side.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1176093
Assignee:
Advent Solar, Inc. (Albuquerque, NM) OSTI
Patent Number(s):
7,170,001
Application Number:
10/606,487
Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Research Org:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY

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