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Substrate for thin silicon solar cells

United States Patent

*** EXPIRED ***
July 28, 1998
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A substrate for a photovoltaic device wherein the substrate is the base upon which photosensitive material is to be grown and the substrate comprises an alloy having boron in a range from 0.1 atomic % of the alloy to 1.3 atomic % of the alloy and the substrate has a resistivity less than 3.times.10.sup.-3 ohm-cm.
Ciszek; Theodore F. (Evergreen, CO)
Midwest Research Institute (Kansas City, MO)
08/ 379,970
January 27, 1995
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION The United States Government has rights in this invention under Contract No. DE-AC36-83CH10093 between the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, a Division of Midwest Research Institute.