Solar cell with semiconductor particles and method of fabrication
Solar energy conversion Patent #: 4021323
ApplicationNo. 05/768187 filed on 02/14/1977
US Classes:136/250, Particulate or spherical semiconductor118/206, Combined with other type coating applier118/258, Rotary applicator156/279, Coating with fibers or particles204/278, Gas withdrawal257/618, PHYSICAL CONFIGURATION OF SEMICONDUCTOR (E.G., MESA, BEVEL, GROOVE, ETC.)257/621, With electrical contact in hole in semiconductor (e.g., lead extends through semiconductor body)257/E31.051, Including other nonmonocrystalline material (e.g., semiconductor particles embedded in insulating material) (EPO)427/180, SOLID PARTICLES OR FIBERS APPLIED427/74, Photoelectric427/75Mosaic or nonuniform coating
ExaminersPrimary: Mack, John H.
Assistant: Weisstuch, Aaron
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesH01L 31/0384 (20060101)
H01L 31/036 (20060101)
AbstractSemiconductor particles are distributed in a single level layer orientation in a glass sheet with portions of each particle exposed at both surfaces of the sheet. A metal layer on one surface of the sheet is in ohmic contact with the body of each particle and forms a common electrode.