Document Type

Patent

Abstract

A photovoltaic cell is fabricated onto a polyimide film using an unbalanced RF magnetron sputtering process. The sputtering process includes the addition of 0.05% to 0.5% oxygen to an inert gas stream. Portions of the photovoltaic cell are exposed to an elevated temperature CdCl2 treatment which is at or below the glass transition temperature of the polyimide film.

Patent Country

US

Patent Number

US8519435

Publication Date

8-27-2013

Assignee(s)

The University of Toledo

Application Number

13/377056

Filing Date

June 2010

Primary Class

257/184

Secondary Class

136/243; 136/244; 136/252; 136/258; 136/262; 136/265; 257/E25.007; 257/E27.124; 257/E27.125; 257/E31.126; 257/E33.064; 438/22; 438/85; 438/86; 438/94; 438/95; 438/98; 438/101

Rights

These materials are free of copyright restrictions and are in the public domain within the United States only. The USPTO reserves the right to assert copyright protection internationally.

Institution

The University of Toledo

Repository

University of Toledo Libraries

Digital Publisher

Digital Initiatives

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