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Preparation of a semiconductor thin film

United States Patent

5,711,803
January 27, 1998
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A process for the preparation of a semiconductor film. The process comprises depositing nanoparticles of a semiconductor material onto a substrate whose surface temperature during nanoparticle deposition thereon is sufficient to cause substantially simultaneous fusion of the nanoparticles to thereby coalesce with each other and effectuate film growth.
Pehnt; Martin (TuBingen, DE), Schulz; Douglas L. (Denver, CO), Curtis; Calvin J. (Lakewood, CO), Ginley; David S. (Evergreen, CO)
Midwest Research Institute (Kansas City, MO)
08/ 536,348
September 29, 1995
The United States Government has rights in this invention under Contract No. DE AC36-83CH10093 between the United States Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, a division of the Midwest Research Institute.