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Solution deposition assembly

United States Patent

January 21, 2014
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Methods and devices are provided for improved deposition systems. In one embodiment of the present invention, a deposition system is provided for use with a solution and a substrate. The system comprises of a solution deposition apparatus; at least one heating chamber; at least one assembly for holding a solution over the substrate; and a substrate curling apparatus for curling at least one edge of the substrate to define a zone capable of containing a volume of the solution over the substrate. In another embodiment of the present invention, a deposition system for use with a substrate, the system comprising a solution deposition apparatus; at heating chamber; and at least assembly for holding solution over the substrate to allow for a depth of at least about 0.5 microns to 10 mm.
Roussillon; Yann (Sunnyvale, CA), Scholz; Jeremy H. (Sunnyvale, CA), Shelton; Addison (Sunnyvale, CA), Green; Geoff T. (Belmont, CA), Utthachoo; Piyaphant (San Jose, CA)
Nanosolar, Inc. (San Jose, CA)
12/ 369,524
February 11, 2009
This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-FC36-07GO17047 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.