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the s-web technique for high-speed growth of si sheetsThe support web (S-Web) technique which was conceived as a method to grow Si-ribbons at large areal growth rates is described. A net made from carbon fibers is pulled through liquid Si. Webs of liquid Si are drawn out within the meshes of the net and kept stable by the high surface tension of liquid Si. The liquid webs crystallize some time after their formation giving a ribbon shaped body of Si at high speed. Ribbons which are suitable for the fabrication of solar cells are obtained at low pulling speeds. The results of the net pulling experiments are presented.
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Conference Paper
Grabmaier, J. G.
(Siemens A.G. Munich, Germany)
Foell, H.
(Siemens A.G. Munich, Germany)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
April 15, 1984
Publication Information
Publication: JPL Proc. of the Flat-Plate Solar Array Proj. Res. Forum on the High-Speed Growth and Characterization of Crystals for Solar Cells
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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