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Title: Metal electrode for amorphous silicon solar cells

Abstract

An amorphous silicon solar cell having an N-type region wherein the contact to the N-type region is composed of a material having a work function of about 3.7 electron volts or less. Suitable materials include strontium, barium and magnesium and rare earth metals such as gadolinium and yttrium.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Princeton, NJ
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
864528
Patent Number(s):
4378460
Assignee:
RCA Corporation (New York, NY)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01L - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
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
DOE Contract Number:  
EG-77-C-01-4042
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
metal; electrode; amorphous; silicon; solar; cells; cell; n-type; region; contact; composed; material; function; electron; volts; suitable; materials; strontium; barium; magnesium; rare; earth; metals; gadolinium; yttrium; suitable material; metal electrode; amorphous silicon; solar cell; rare earth; solar cells; silicon solar; earth metal; earth metals; n-type region; suitable materials; electron volt; electron volts; /136/257/

Citation Formats

Williams, Richard. Metal electrode for amorphous silicon solar cells. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Williams, Richard. Metal electrode for amorphous silicon solar cells. United States.
Williams, Richard. Sat . "Metal electrode for amorphous silicon solar cells". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864528.
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place = {United States},
year = {1983},
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