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Thermal evaporation sources for wide-area deposition

United States Patent

9,726,430
August 8, 2017
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A thermal evaporation sources are described. These thermal evaporation sources include a crucible configured to contain a volume of evaporant and a vapor space above the evaporant.
Birkmire; Robert W. (Newark, DE), Hanket; Gregory M. (Newark, DE)
JLN SOLAR, INC. (Mill Valley, CA)
14/ 625,433
20150168068
February 18, 2015
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH The U.S. Government has a paid-up license in this invention and the right in limited circumstances to require the patent owner to license others on reasonable terms as provided for by the terms of Contract No. ADJ-1-30630-12, awarded by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.