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HIGH OPTICAL QUALITY POLYCRYSTALLINE INDIUM PHOSPHIDE GROWN ON METAL SUBSTRATES BY MOCVD

United States Patent Application

20140060646
A1
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A new solar cell is disclosed wherein the solar cell comprises a substrate, a VIB metal thin film deposited on the substrate, and a polycrystalline III-V semiconductor thin film deposited on the VIB metal thin film. A method of making the solar cell is described comprising providing a substrate, depositing a VIB metal thin film on the substrate, and depositing a polycrystalline III-V semiconductor thin film on the VIB metal thin film. In one embodiment a polycrystalline III-V semiconductor thin film comprising Indium Phosphide (InP) is deposited on a VIB metal thin film comprising Molybdenum (Mo) by Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD).
Zheng, Maxwell (Berkeley, CA), Javey, Ali (Lafayette, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland CA)
14/ 011,443
August 27, 2013
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT [0002] The invention described and claimed herein was made in part utilizing funds supplied by the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-ACO2-05CH11231 between the U.S. Department of Energy and the Regents of the University of California for the management and operation of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The government has certain rights in this invention.