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The present invention discloses thin film photovoltaic devices comprising Group II-VI semiconductor layers with a substrate configuration having an interface layer between the back electrode and the absorber layer capable of creating an ohmic contact in the device. The present invention discloses thin film photovoltaic devices comprising Group II-VI semiconductor layers with a superstrate configuration having an interface layer between the back electrode and the absorber layer capable of creating an ohmic contact in the device where the interface layer comprises nanoparticles or nanoparticles that are sintered.

Title
Back contact for thin film solar cells
Application Number
12/381637
Publication Number
7858872 (B2)
Application Date
March 13, 2009
Publication Date
December 28, 2010
Inventor
Damoder Reddy
Los Gatos
CA, US
Craig Leidholm
San Jose
CA, US
Puthur D Paulson
San Jose
CA, US
Charlie Hotz
Mountain View
CA, US
Agent
Charles R Nold
Nold Intellectual Property Law
Assignee
Solexant
CA, US
IPC
H01L 31/00
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