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Japanese group ‘prints’ amorphous silicon photovoltaic cell created using silicon inks

By / February 16, 2011

JAIST researchers have developed three types of silicon ink:  aB-doped p-type, an i-type (intrinsic) and a P-doped type.Credit T. Shimoda; JAIST. Typically, photovoltaic units composed of thin-film silicon materials do not involve amorphous or single-crystalline silicon, and making thin-films with poly-silicon is still a frontier field (see previous post). But researchers at the Japan Advanced…

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Larger grains at lower temperatures: Possible poly-silicon production cost breakthrough?

By / February 15, 2011

A new process creates poly-silicon with crystal grains up to 150 micrometers, roughly 30 times larger than grains currently produced in the photovoltaic industry. (Credit: H. Naseem.) Researchers from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, say they have made a significant step forward in learning how to produce polycrystalline silicon using a process that creates significantly…

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