Self Cleaning Process Control Sensor for Thin Film Solar Cell Manufcaturing
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AbstractThin film solar cells, or thin film photovoltaic (PV) cells, are a promising and cost effective means of generating electricity from sunlight. Their manufacture, however, often requires critical, careful process controls in order to produce efficient and economically viable devices. Current process sensors that monitor the thickness of the thin film layers are not reliable enough to meet these demands, often failing after continuous use in a matter of hours as a result of high heat and/or excessive layer build-up. We will develop a state of the art sensor that addresses these shortcomings. We propose replacing the current
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