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Matthew R Robinson, Jeroen K J Van Duren, Craig Leidholm, Brian M Sager: High-throughput printing of semiconductor precursor layer from nanoflake particles. Nanosolar, April 20, 2010: US07700464 (13 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices are provided for transforming non-planar or planar precursor materials in an appropriate vehicle under the appropriate conditions to create dispersions of planar particles with stoichiometric ratios of elements equal to that of the feedstock or precursor materials, even after sel ...


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Craig Leidholm, Brent Bollman, James R Sheats, Sam Kao, Martin R Roscheisen: Formation of solar cells with conductive barrier layers and foil substrates. Nanosolar, June 8, 2010: US07732229 (9 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices are provided for absorber layers formed on foil substrate. In one embodiment, a method of manufacturing photovoltaic devices may be comprised of providing a substrate comprising of at least one electrically conductive aluminum foil substrate, at least one electrically conductive ...


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Charlie Hotz, Puthur D Paulson, Craig Leidholm, Damoder Reddy: Back contact for thin film solar cells. Solexant, Nold Intellectual Property Law, Charles R Nold, December 28, 2010: US07858872 (8 worldwide citation)

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 th ...


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Puthur D Paulson, Charlie Hotz, Craig Leidholm, Damoder Reddy: Junctions in substrate solar cells. Solexant, Charles R Nold, Nold Intellectual Property Law, March 27, 2012: US08143512 (6 worldwide citation)

The present invention discloses thin film photovoltaic devices comprising Group II-VI semiconductor layers with a substrate configuration having an interface layer between the absorber layer and the window layer to create improved junctions. The present invention also discloses methods for making an ...


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Brian M Sager, Martin R Roscheisen, Craig Leidholm: Formation of CIGS absorber layer materials using atomic layer deposition and high throughput surface treatment. Nanosolar, December 28, 2010: US07858151 (5 worldwide citation)

An absorber layer may be formed on a substrate using atomic layer deposition reactions. An absorber layer containing elements of groups IB, IIIA and VIA may be formed by placing a substrate in a treatment chamber and performing atomic layer deposition of a group IB element and/or one or more group I ...


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Puthur D Paulson, Craig Leidholm, Damoder Reddy, Charlie Hotz: Back contact for thin film solar cells. Solexant, Charles R Nold, Nold Intellectual Property Law, April 2, 2013: US08410357 (5 worldwide citation)

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 ...


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Craig Leidholm, Brent Bollman: Formation of photovoltaic absorber layers on foil substrates. Nanosolar, Joshua D Isenberg, JDI Patent, September 24, 2013: US08541048 (1 worldwide citation)

An absorber layer of a photovoltaic device may be formed on an aluminum or metallized polymer foil substrate. A nascent absorber layer containing one or more elements of group IB and one or more elements of group IIIA is formed on the substrate. The nascent absorber layer and/or substrate is then ra ...


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Craig Leidholm, Brent Bollman, James R Sheats, Sam Kao, Martin R Roscheisen: Formation of solar cells with conductive barrier layers and foil substrates. Nanosolar, Joshua D Isenberg, JDI Patent, September 3, 2013: US08525152

Methods and devices are provided for absorber layers formed on foil substrate. In one embodiment, a method of manufacturing photovoltaic devices may be comprised of providing a substrate comprising of at least one electrically conductive aluminum foil substrate, at least one electrically conductive ...


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Matthew R Robinson, Jeroen K J Van Duren, Craig Leidholm, Brian M Sager: High-throughput printing of semiconductor precursor layer from microflake particles. aeris CAPITAL Sustainable IP, Joshua D Isenberg, JDI Patent, September 30, 2014: US08846141

Methods and devices are provided for high-throughput printing of semiconductor precursor layer from microflake particles. In one embodiment, the method comprises of transforming non-planar or planar precursor materials in an appropriate vehicle under the appropriate conditions to create dispersions ...


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Matthew R Robinson, Jeroen K J Van Duren, Craig Leidholm, Brian M Sager: High-throughput printing of semiconductor precursor layer from nanoflake particles. Joshua D Isenberg, JDI Patent, February 4, 2014: US08642455

Methods and devices are provided for transforming non-planar or planar precursor materials in an appropriate vehicle under the appropriate conditions to create dispersions of planar particles with stoichiometric ratios of elements equal to that of the feedstock or precursor materials, even after sel ...