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Deposition apparatus for improving the uniformity of material processed over a substrate and method of using the apparatus

United States Patent Application

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Deposition apparatus for uniformly forming material on a substrate in accordance with an exemplary embodiment is provided. The deposition apparatus includes an energy source, an electrode in a facing, spaced relationship with respect to the substrate, and interface structure joined to the electrode. The interface structure is configured to electrically couple energy from the energy source through and about the interface structure to the electrode for formation of a substantially uniform electric field between the electrode and a predetermined area of the substrate when the interface structure is supplied with energy from the energy source.
Li, Yang (Troy, MI), Jones, Scott (Romeo, MI), Cannella, Vin (Beverly Hills, MI), Kumar, Arun (Ann Arbor, MI), Doehler, Joachim (White Lake, MI), Younan, Kais (Rochester Hills, MI)
United Solar Ovonic LLC
12/ 460,061
July 13, 2009
GOVERNMENT INTEREST [0002] This invention was made, at least in part, under U.S. Government, Department of Energy, Contract No. DE-FC36-07G017053. The Government may have rights in this invention.