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Title: Method for fabricating silicon cells

Abstract

A process for making high-efficiency solar cells. This is accomplished by forming a diffusion junction and a passivating oxide layer in a single high-temperature process step. The invention includes the class of solar cells made using this process, including high-efficiency solar cells made using Czochralski-grown silicon.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Albuquerque, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
871768
Patent Number(s):
5792280
Application Number:
08/820,969
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
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:  
AC04-94DP85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; fabricating; silicon; cells; process; high-efficiency; solar; accomplished; forming; diffusion; junction; passivating; oxide; layer; single; high-temperature; step; including; czochralski-grown; efficiency solar; silicon cells; solar cell; solar cells; oxide layer; temperature process; process step; fabricating silicon; high-efficiency solar; silicon cell; /136/438/

Citation Formats

Ruby, Douglas S, Basore, Paul A, and Schubert, W Kent. Method for fabricating silicon cells. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Ruby, Douglas S, Basore, Paul A, & Schubert, W Kent. Method for fabricating silicon cells. United States.
Ruby, Douglas S, Basore, Paul A, and Schubert, W Kent. Tue . "Method for fabricating silicon cells". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/871768.
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title = {Method for fabricating silicon cells},
author = {Ruby, Douglas S and Basore, Paul A and Schubert, W Kent},
abstractNote = {A process for making high-efficiency solar cells. This is accomplished by forming a diffusion junction and a passivating oxide layer in a single high-temperature process step. The invention includes the class of solar cells made using this process, including high-efficiency solar cells made using Czochralski-grown silicon.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {8}
}

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