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Title: Thin film electronic devices with conductive and transparent gas and moisture permeation barriers

Abstract

Thin film electronic devices (or stacks integrated with a substrate) that include a permeation barrier formed of a thin layer of metal that provides a light transmitting and electrically conductive layer, wherein the electrical conductive layer is formed on a surface of the substrate or device layer such as a transparent conducting material layer with pin holes or defects caused by manufacturing and the thin layer of metal is deposited on the conductive layer and formed from a self-healing metal that forms self-terminating oxides. A permeation plug or block is formed in or adjacent to the thin film of metal at or proximate to the pin holes to block further permeation of contaminants through the pin holes.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1202314
Patent Number(s):
9093661
Application Number:
14/077,544
Assignee:
Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden, CO)
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:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Nov 12
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY

Citation Formats

Simpson, Lin Jay. Thin film electronic devices with conductive and transparent gas and moisture permeation barriers. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Simpson, Lin Jay. Thin film electronic devices with conductive and transparent gas and moisture permeation barriers. United States.
Simpson, Lin Jay. Tue . "Thin film electronic devices with conductive and transparent gas and moisture permeation barriers". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1202314.
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