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PHOTOVOLTAIC TEMPLATE

United States Patent Application

20070044832
A1
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A template for growth of an anticipated semiconductor film has a deformation textured substrate. The template also has an intermediate epitaxial film coupled to the deformation textured substrate, the intermediate epitaxial film being chemically compatible and substantially lattice matched with the anticipated semiconductor film. A method of manufacturing a template for the growth of an anticipated semiconductor is also disclosed. A substrate is deformed to produce a textured surface. An intermediate epitaxial film, chemically compatible and substantially lattice matched with the anticipated semiconductor film, is deposited. A further disclosed photovoltaic device has a semiconductor layer, a deformation textured substrate, and an intermediate epitaxial film coupled to the deformation textured substrate. The intermediate epitaxial film is chemically compatible and substantially lattice matched with the semiconductor layer. The semiconductor layer is epitaxially grown on the intermediate epitaxial film.
Fritzemeier, Leslie G. (Fairport, NY)
11/ 467,009
August 24, 2006
GOVERNMENT FUNDING [0002] The claimed invention was made with Government support under Grant DE-FG02-06ER84585 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights to the claimed invention. [0003] The claimed invention was also made in the performance of a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the Department of the Air Force. The Government of the United States has certain rights to use the claimed invention.