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Method of forming particulate materials for thin-film solar cells

United States Patent

November 23, 2004
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A method for preparing particulate materials useful in fabricating thin-film solar cells is disclosed. Particulate materials is prepared by the method include for example materials comprising copper and indium and/or gallium in the form of single-phase, mixed-metal oxide particulates; multi-phase, mixed-metal particulates comprising a metal oxide; and multinary metal particulates.
Eberspacher; Chris (Newbury Park, CA), Pauls; Karen Lea (Newbury Park, CA)
09/ 898,823
July 3, 2001
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under Grant No. DE-FG03-96ER82300 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.