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Method for fabricating silicon cells

United States Patent

5,792,280
August 11, 1998
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A process for making high-efficiency solar cells. This is accomplished by forming a diffusion junction and a passivating oxide layer in a single high-temperature process step. The invention includes the class of solar cells made using this process, including high-efficiency solar cells made using Czochralski-grown silicon.
Ruby; Douglas S. (Albuquerque, NM), Basore; Paul A. (Albuquerque, NM), Schubert; W. Kent (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
08/ 820,969
December 27, 1996
This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC04-94DP85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.