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Title: Methods for producing complex films, and films produced thereby

Abstract

A method for producing a film, the method comprising melting a layer of precursor particles on a substrate until at least a portion of the melted particles are planarized and merged to produce the film. The invention is also directed to a method for producing a photovoltaic film, the method comprising depositing particles having a photovoltaic or other property onto a substrate, and affixing the particles to the substrate, wherein the particles may or may not be subsequently melted. Also described herein are films produced by these methods, methods for producing a patterned film on a substrate, and methods for producing a multilayer structure.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1226808
Patent Number(s):
9196760
Application Number:
14/110,222
Assignee:
UT Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01L - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
C - CHEMISTRY C12 - BIOCHEMISTRY C12P - FERMENTATION OR ENZYME-USING PROCESSES TO SYNTHESISE A DESIRED CHEMICAL COMPOUND OR COMPOSITION OR TO SEPARATE OPTICAL ISOMERS FROM A RACEMIC MIXTURE {
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Mar 22
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY

Citation Formats

Duty, Chad E., Bennett, Charlee J. C., Moon, Ji -Won, Phelps, Tommy J., Blue, Craig A., Dai, Quanqin, Hu, Michael Z., Ivanov, Ilia N., Jellison, Jr., Gerald E., Love, Lonnie J., Ott, Ronald D., Parish, Chad M., and Walker, Steven. Methods for producing complex films, and films produced thereby. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Duty, Chad E., Bennett, Charlee J. C., Moon, Ji -Won, Phelps, Tommy J., Blue, Craig A., Dai, Quanqin, Hu, Michael Z., Ivanov, Ilia N., Jellison, Jr., Gerald E., Love, Lonnie J., Ott, Ronald D., Parish, Chad M., & Walker, Steven. Methods for producing complex films, and films produced thereby. United States.
Duty, Chad E., Bennett, Charlee J. C., Moon, Ji -Won, Phelps, Tommy J., Blue, Craig A., Dai, Quanqin, Hu, Michael Z., Ivanov, Ilia N., Jellison, Jr., Gerald E., Love, Lonnie J., Ott, Ronald D., Parish, Chad M., and Walker, Steven. Tue . "Methods for producing complex films, and films produced thereby". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1226808.
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