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Title: Photovoltaic semiconductor materials based on alloys of tin sulfide, and methods of production

Photovoltaic thin-film materials comprising crystalline tin sulfide alloys of the general formula Sn.sub.1-x(R).sub.xS, where R is selected from magnesium, calcium and strontium, as well as methods of producing the same, are disclosed.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1255953
Assignee:
Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden, CO) NREL
Patent Number(s):
9,362,429
Application Number:
14/266,213
Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Apr 30
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 14 SOLAR ENERGY

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Photovoltaic properties of SnS based solar cells
journal, November 2006
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  • DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2006.06.012

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