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Title: Substrate for thin silicon solar cells

A substrate is described for a photovoltaic device wherein the substrate is the base upon which photosensitive material is to be grown and the substrate comprises an alloy having boron in a range from 0.1 atomic % of the alloy to 1.3 atomic % of the alloy and the substrate has a resistivity less than 3{times}10{sup {minus}3} ohm-cm. 4 figs.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
672488
Assignee:
Midwest Research Inst., Kansas City, MO (United States) PTO; SCA: 140501; 360601; PA: EDB-98:117977; SN: 98002024809
Patent Number(s):
US 5,785,769/A/
Application Number:
PAN: 8-379,970
Contract Number:
AC36-83CH10093
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 28 Jul 1998
Research Org:
Midwest Research Institute
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; SILICON SOLAR CELLS; SUBSTRATES; BORON ADDITIONS; BORON ALLOYS; ELECTRIC CONDUCTIVITY