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Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
11670
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
11670
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ASTROPOWER, INC.
Solar Park Newark, DE 19716
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: "ELECTRO-DEPOSITION OF SILICON FILMS FROM LIQUID-METAL SOLUTIONS FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC APPLICATIONS"
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

ELECTRO-DEPOSITION OF SILICON FILMS FROM LIQUID-METAL SOLUTIONS WILL BE INVESTIGATED. THE OBJECTIVE IS TO DEVELOP A LOW-COST PROCESS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF HIGH-EFFICIENCY THIN-FILM PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICES. SPECIFICALLY, CURRENT-CONTROLLED GROWTH OF A SILICON FILM ON A SUBSTRATE IS ACCOMPLISHED USING A LIQUID-METAL SOLUTION, SUCH AS TIN, AND A SILICON SOURCE ELECTRODE. THE QUALITY OF SILICON GROWN FROM TIN IS GOOD. THE PHASE I WORK FOCUSES ON ELECTRO-EPITAXY OF SILICON FILMS ON MONOCRYSTALLINE AND POLYCRYSTALLINE SILICON SUBSTRATES. IN ADDITION, EPITAXIAL LATERAL OVERGROWTH ON PATTERNED, OXIDE-MASKED SILICON SUBSTRATES WILL BE INVESTIGATED. FEASIBILITY STUDIES FOR ELECTRO-DEPOSITION OF SILICON ON LOW-COST CERAMIC SUBSTRATES WILL ALSO BE INCLUDED. ELCTRO-DEPOSITED SILICON FILMS WILL BE CHARACTERIZED STRUCTURALLY, CHEMICALLY, AND ELECTRICALLY. PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICES WILL BE FABRICATED TO EVALUATE THE ELECTRO-DEPOSITEDSILICON FILMS.

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Astropower Inc
30 Lovett Avenue Wilmington, DE 19711

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No