Black Silicon And Laser Technologies Yield Unique Solar Cell

Black Silicon And Laser Technologies Yield Unique Solar Cell

Teaming black silicon and laser technologies, scientists at Natcore have created an all-low-temperature, laser-processed solar cell. According to the company, current silicon processing techniques involve temperatures of +850ºC or higher, but its device does not require temperatures above +350ºC for any process step. Since +350ºC is a common annealing temperature used in industry, the process requires no specialized equipment. For example, processing at +850ºC or higher is done in some form of a diffusion furnace, the interior of which needs to be fabricated from quartz or other very high-temperature compatible materials like silicon carbide. Natcore's process eliminates that diffusion furnace altogether.

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