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Title: Fabricating amorphous silicon solar cells by varying the temperature _of the substrate during deposition of the amorphous silicon layer

Abstract

An improved process for fabricating amorphous silicon solar cells in which the temperature of the substrate is varied during the deposition of the amorphous silicon layer is described. Solar cells manufactured in accordance with this process are shown to have increased efficiencies and fill factors when compared to solar cells manufactured with a constant substrate temperature during deposition of the amorphous silicon layer.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Yardley, PA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
864267
Patent Number(s):
4339470
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 Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02P - CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES IN THE PRODUCTION OR PROCESSING OF GOODS
DOE Contract Number:  
EG-77-C-01-4042
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
fabricating; amorphous; silicon; solar; cells; varying; temperature; substrate; deposition; layer; improved; process; varied; described; manufactured; accordance; shown; increased; efficiencies; fill; factors; compared; constant; improved process; silicon layer; amorphous silicon; solar cell; solar cells; silicon solar; substrate temperature; rate temperature; fabricating amorphous; increased efficiencies; fill factor; fill factors; /438/136/427/

Citation Formats

Carlson, David E. Fabricating amorphous silicon solar cells by varying the temperature _of the substrate during deposition of the amorphous silicon layer. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Carlson, David E. Fabricating amorphous silicon solar cells by varying the temperature _of the substrate during deposition of the amorphous silicon layer. United States.
Carlson, David E. Fri . "Fabricating amorphous silicon solar cells by varying the temperature _of the substrate during deposition of the amorphous silicon layer". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864267.
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abstractNote = {An improved process for fabricating amorphous silicon solar cells in which the temperature of the substrate is varied during the deposition of the amorphous silicon layer is described. Solar cells manufactured in accordance with this process are shown to have increased efficiencies and fill factors when compared to solar cells manufactured with a constant substrate temperature during deposition of the amorphous silicon layer.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1982},
month = {1}
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