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Title: Method of removing the effects of electrical shorts and shunts created during the fabrication process of a solar cell

Abstract

A method of removing the effects of electrical shorts and shunts created during the fabrication process and improving the performance of a solar cell with a thick film cermet electrode opposite to the incident surface by applying a reverse bias voltage of sufficient magnitude to burn out the electrical shorts and shunts but less than the break down voltage of the solar cell.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Jamesburg, NJ
  2. Lawrenceville, NJ
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
RCA Labs., Princeton, NJ (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
863414
Patent Number(s):
4166918
Assignee:
RCA Corporation (New York, NY)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
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
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10S - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
DOE Contract Number:  
EY-76-C-03-1286
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; removing; effects; electrical; shorts; shunts; created; fabrication; process; solar; cell; improving; performance; thick; film; cermet; electrode; opposite; incident; surface; applying; reverse; bias; voltage; sufficient; magnitude; burn; break; cermet electrode; thick film; solar cell; bias voltage; fabrication process; electrical shorts; sufficient magnitude; reverse bias; shunts created; incident surface; film cermet; /136/

Citation Formats

Nostrand, Gerald E, and Hanak, Joseph J. Method of removing the effects of electrical shorts and shunts created during the fabrication process of a solar cell. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Nostrand, Gerald E, & Hanak, Joseph J. Method of removing the effects of electrical shorts and shunts created during the fabrication process of a solar cell. United States.
Nostrand, Gerald E, and Hanak, Joseph J. Mon . "Method of removing the effects of electrical shorts and shunts created during the fabrication process of a solar cell". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863414.
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abstractNote = {A method of removing the effects of electrical shorts and shunts created during the fabrication process and improving the performance of a solar cell with a thick film cermet electrode opposite to the incident surface by applying a reverse bias voltage of sufficient magnitude to burn out the electrical shorts and shunts but less than the break down voltage of the solar cell.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {1}
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