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Photovoltaic semiconductor materials based on alloys of tin sulfide, and methods of production

United States Patent

June 7, 2016
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Photovoltaic thin-film materials comprising crystalline tin sulfide alloys of the general formula Sn.sub.1-x(R).sub.xS, where R is selected from magnesium, calcium and strontium, as well as methods of producing the same, are disclosed.
Lany; Stephan (Arvada, CO)
Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden, CO)
14/ 266,213
April 30, 2014
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN The United States Government has rights in this invention under Contract No. DE-AC36-08G028308 between United States Department of Energy and Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, the Manager and Operator of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.