SCI Commercializing Sputtering Targets For Thin-Film Solar Manufacturing

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.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here