ApplicationNo. 538848 filed on 01/06/1975
US Classes:438/62, Using running length substrate136/244, Panel or array136/255, Schottky, graded doping, plural junction or special junction geometry136/256, Contact, coating, or surface geometry257/443, Matrix or array (e.g., single line arrays)257/461, Light responsive pn junction257/E31.038, Shape of body (EPO)438/98Contact formation (i.e., metallization)
ExaminersPrimary: Rutledge, L. Dewayne
Assistant: Davis, J.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
AbstractSolar cells having rounded edges are provided by ion implantation of a semiconductor body having rounded edges. Individual cells can be fabricated or a continuous ribbon of semiconductor material, the ribbon having rounded edges, can be subjected to ion implantation at its surfaces and scribed to provide discrete cells.