skip to main content

Title: Method for forming metal contacts

Methods of forming metal contacts with metal inks in the manufacture of photovoltaic devices are disclosed. The metal inks are selectively deposited on semiconductor coatings by inkjet and aerosol apparatus. The composite is heated to selective temperatures where the metal inks burn through the coating to form an electrical contact with the semiconductor. Metal layers are then deposited on the electrical contacts by light induced or light assisted plating.
Authors:
; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1093442
Report Number(s):
8,536,049
13/273,588
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States))
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE