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Hydrogenation of passivated contacts

United States Patent

March 6, 2018
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Hydrogenation of Passivated Contacts
Methods of hydrogenation of passivated contacts using materials having hydrogen impurities are provided. An example method includes applying, to a passivated contact, a layer of a material, the material containing hydrogen impurities. The method further includes subsequently annealing the material and subsequently removing the material from the passivated contact.
Nemeth; William (Wheat Ridge, CO), Yuan; Hao-Chih (Vancouver, WA), LaSalvia; Vincenzo (Golden, CO), Stradins; Pauls (Golden, CO), Page; Matthew R. (Littleton, CO)
Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden, CO)
15/ 234,586
August 11, 2016
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN The United States Government has rights in this invention under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 between the United States Department of Energy and Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, the Manager and Operator of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.