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RAPID THERMAL PROCESSING OF BACK CONTACTS FOR CDTE SOLAR CELLS

United States Patent Application

20150325718
A1
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The present invention relates to a back contact and methods of making the same. In the present invention, rapid thermal processing is highly effective to activate ZnTe:Cu-based back contacts, and provides significant improvements in V.sub.OC, FF, and efficiency.
Wolden, Colin A. (Denver, CO), Beach, Joseph (Aurora, CO), Ohno, Timothy (Golden, CO)
14/ 706,814
May 7, 2015
GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS [0002] This invention was made with government support under grant numbers DE-EE0004946 and AC36-08-GO28308 awarded by the Department of Energy (DOE). The Government has certain rights in the invention.