SCI Commercializing Sputtering Targets For Thin-Film Solar Manufacturing

Posted by SI Staff on December 17, 2008 No Comments
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SCI Engineered Materials Inc., a manufacturer of ceramics and metals for advanced applications in the physical vapor deposition industry, has been awarded a $708,715 grant from the Ohio Department of Development to support the commercialization of rotatable ceramic sputtering targets for thin-film photovoltaic solar cell manufacturing.

Specifically, SCI intends to commercialize technologies for the production of transparent conductive oxide coated glass used in thin-film photovoltaic solar panels. Rotatable ceramic sputtering targets can be used in production processes involving glass, stainless, or plastic substrates, making them applicable for second-generation thin film and third-generation dye cells. Optimizing the composition of the coating utilizing these targets will allow manufacturers to improve the efficiency of photovoltaic modules, SCI says.

SOURCE: SCI

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