08410357 is referenced by 5 patents and cites 24 patents.

Disclosed is a novel thin film photovoltaic device and a process of making. The device comprises an interface layer between the absorber layer and the electrode resulting in an improved back contact and improved device efficiency. The interface layer comprises a material comprising a Ma-(Group VIA)b compound, where M is a transition metal the Group VIA designates Te, Se and/or S.

Title
Back contact for thin film solar cells
Application Number
12/657872
Publication Number
8410357 (B2)
Application Date
January 28, 2010
Publication Date
April 2, 2013
Inventor
Charlie Hotz
Mountain View
CA, US
Damoder Reddy
Los Gatos
CA, US
Craig Leidholm
San Jose
CA, US
Puthur D Paulson
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Nold Intellectual Property Law
Charles R Nold
Assignee
Solexant
CA, US
IPC
H01L 31/00
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