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1. WO2010005573 - METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PRODUCING A SOLAR CELL USING ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE PLASMA CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION

Publication Number WO/2010/005573
Publication Date 14.01.2010
International Application No. PCT/US2009/004003
International Filing Date 08.07.2009
IPC
H01L 21/205 2006.01
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
LSEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
21Processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment of semiconductor or solid state devices or of parts thereof
02Manufacture or treatment of semiconductor devices or of parts thereof
04the devices having at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier, e.g. PN junction, depletion layer, carrier concentration layer
18the devices having semiconductor bodies comprising elements of group IV of the Periodic System or AIIIBV compounds with or without impurities, e.g. doping materials
20Deposition of semiconductor materials on a substrate, e.g. epitaxial growth
205using reduction or decomposition of a gaseous compound yielding a solid condensate, i.e. chemical deposition
H01L 31/042 2006.01
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31Semiconductor devices sensitive to infra-red radiation, light, electromagnetic radiation of shorter wavelength, or corpuscular radiation and specially adapted either for the conversion of the energy of such radiation into electrical energy or for the control of electrical energy by such radiation; Processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment thereof or of parts thereof; Details thereof
04adapted as photovoltaic conversion devices
042PV modules or arrays of single PV cells
CPC
C23C 16/4401
CCHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
23COATING METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING MATERIAL WITH METALLIC MATERIAL; CHEMICAL SURFACE TREATMENT; DIFFUSION TREATMENT OF METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING BY VACUUM EVAPORATION, BY SPUTTERING, BY ION IMPLANTATION OR BY CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION, IN GENERAL; INHIBITING CORROSION OF METALLIC MATERIAL OR INCRUSTATION IN GENERAL
CCOATING METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING MATERIAL WITH METALLIC MATERIAL; SURFACE TREATMENT OF METALLIC MATERIAL BY DIFFUSION INTO THE SURFACE, BY CHEMICAL CONVERSION OR SUBSTITUTION; COATING BY VACUUM EVAPORATION, BY SPUTTERING, BY ION IMPLANTATION OR BY CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION, IN GENERAL
16Chemical coating by decomposition of gaseous compounds, without leaving reaction products of surface material in the coating, i.e. chemical vapour deposition [CVD] processes
44characterised by the method of coating
4401Means for minimising impurities, e.g. dust, moisture or residual gas, in the reaction chamber
C23C 16/54
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23COATING METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING MATERIAL WITH METALLIC MATERIAL; CHEMICAL SURFACE TREATMENT; DIFFUSION TREATMENT OF METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING BY VACUUM EVAPORATION, BY SPUTTERING, BY ION IMPLANTATION OR BY CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION, IN GENERAL; INHIBITING CORROSION OF METALLIC MATERIAL OR INCRUSTATION IN GENERAL
CCOATING METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING MATERIAL WITH METALLIC MATERIAL; SURFACE TREATMENT OF METALLIC MATERIAL BY DIFFUSION INTO THE SURFACE, BY CHEMICAL CONVERSION OR SUBSTITUTION; COATING BY VACUUM EVAPORATION, BY SPUTTERING, BY ION IMPLANTATION OR BY CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION, IN GENERAL
16Chemical coating by decomposition of gaseous compounds, without leaving reaction products of surface material in the coating, i.e. chemical vapour deposition [CVD] processes
44characterised by the method of coating
54Apparatus specially adapted for continuous coating
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21Processes or apparatus adapted for the manufacture or treatment of semiconductor or solid state devices or of parts thereof
02Manufacture or treatment of semiconductor devices or of parts thereof
02104Forming layers
02365Forming inorganic semiconducting materials on a substrate
02367Substrates
0237Materials
H01L 21/02532
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21Processes or apparatus adapted for the manufacture or treatment of semiconductor or solid state devices or of parts thereof
02Manufacture or treatment of semiconductor devices or of parts thereof
02104Forming layers
02365Forming inorganic semiconducting materials on a substrate
02518Deposited layers
02521Materials
02524Group 14 semiconducting materials
02532Silicon, silicon germanium, germanium
H01L 21/02576
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21Processes or apparatus adapted for the manufacture or treatment of semiconductor or solid state devices or of parts thereof
02Manufacture or treatment of semiconductor devices or of parts thereof
02104Forming layers
02365Forming inorganic semiconducting materials on a substrate
02518Deposited layers
0257Doping during depositing
02573Conductivity type
02576N-type
H01L 21/02579
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
LSEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
21Processes or apparatus adapted for the manufacture or treatment of semiconductor or solid state devices or of parts thereof
02Manufacture or treatment of semiconductor devices or of parts thereof
02104Forming layers
02365Forming inorganic semiconducting materials on a substrate
02518Deposited layers
0257Doping during depositing
02573Conductivity type
02579P-type
Applicants
  • TU, Chan, Albert [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • TU, Chan, Albert
Agents
  • FAILING, Bryan, M.
Priority Data
61/079,02108.07.2008US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PRODUCING A SOLAR CELL USING ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE PLASMA CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION
(FR) PROCÉDÉ ET SYSTÈME DE PRODUCTION D’UNE PILE SOLAIRE UTILISANT LE DÉPÔT CHIMIQUE EN PHASE VAPEUR PAR PLASMA À LA PRESSION ATMOSPHÉRIQUE
Abstract
(EN)
A process and system for producing a thin-film solar cell using atmospheric pressure plasma chemical vapor deposition is disclosed. A plasma at substantially atmospheric pressure is used to deposit P-type layers, intrinsic layers and N-type layers to form one or more P-N junctions for use in a solar cell. The surface onto which a P-N junction is deposited may be prepared or cleaned using the plasma at substantially atmospheric pressure. Alternatively, the plasma at substantially atmospheric pressure may be used to deposit other layers of the solar cell such as conductive layers in contact with a P-N junction.
(FR)
L’invention concerne un procédé et un système de production d’une pile solaire à film mince utilisant le dépôt chimique en phase vapeur par plasma à la pression atmosphérique. Un plasma à la pression sensiblement atmosphérique est utilisé pour déposer des couches de type P, de couches intrinsèques et des couches de type N pour former une ou plusieurs jonctions P-N à utiliser dans une pile solaire. La surface sur laquelle est déposée une fonction P-N peut être préparée ou nettoyée à l’aide du plasma à la pression sensiblement atmosphérique. En variante, le plasma à la pression sensiblement atmosphérique peut être utilisé pour déposer d’autres couches de la pile solaire telles que des couches conductrices en contact avec une jonction P-N.
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KR1020117002814
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