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Title: Electrodeposition of gallium for photovoltaics

An electroplating solution and method for producing an electroplating solution containing a gallium salt, an ionic compound and a solvent that results in a gallium thin film that can be deposited on a substrate.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1289618
Assignee:
Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden, CO) NREL
Patent Number(s):
9,410,259
Application Number:
14/240,679
Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Sep 04
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

Works referenced in this record:

Low cost methods for the production of semiconductor films for CuInSe2/CdS solar cells
journal, June 1987

CIGS-based solar cells prepared from electrodeposited precursor films
journal, March 2012
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  • Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Vol. 98, p. 198-202
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2011.10.026