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Title: System and method for liquid silicon containment

This invention relates to a system and a method for liquid silicon containment, such as during the casting of high purity silicon used in solar cells or solar modules. The containment apparatus includes a shielding ember adapted to prevent breaching molten silicon from contacting structural elements or cooling elements of a casting device, and a volume adapted to hold a quantity of breaching molten silicon with the volume formed by a bottom and one or more sides.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1133669
Report Number(s):
8,741,060
13/854,256
DOE Contract Number:
FC36-07GO17049
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
AMG IdealCast Solar Corporation, Wayne, PA (USA)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 42 ENGINEERING