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HYDROGENATION OF PASSIVATED CONTACTS

United States Patent Application

20170047458
A1
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Methods of hydrogenation of passivated contacts using materials having hydrogen impurities are provided. An example method includes applying, to a passivated contact, a layer of a material, the material containing hydrogen impurities. The method further includes subsequently annealing the material and subsequently removing the material from the passivated contact.
NEMETH, William (Wheat Ridge, CO), YUAN, Hao-Chih (Vancouver, WA), LaSALVIA, Vincenzo (Golden, CO), STRADINS, Pauls (Golden, CO), PAGE, Matthew R. (Littleton, CO)
15/ 234,586
August 11, 2016
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN [0002] The United States Government has rights in this invention under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 between the United States Department of Energy and Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, the Manager and Operator of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.