Accession Number : ADD016479

Title :   Method of Forming a High Voltage Silicon-On-Sapphire Photocell Array.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 31 Aug 92, patented 19 Jul 94,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Dubbelday, Wadad B ; Flesner, Larry D ; Imthurn, George P

Report Date : 19 Jul 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A method is provided for forming a multi-cell photovoltaic circuit on an insulating substrate, comprising the steps of forming a photovoltaic junction between p-type and n-type layers in a silicon wafer; bonding the silicon wafer to an insulating substrate after forming the photovoltaic junction; patterning the silicon wafer to produce isolated photovoltaic cells; and electrically interconnecting the photovoltaic cells.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *PHOTOELECTRIC CELLS(SEMICONDUCTOR), *SEMICONDUCTOR JUNCTIONS, BONDING, LAYERS, SILICON, SUBSTRATES, WAFERS, FABRICATION, PHOTOVOLTAIC EFFECT, ENERGY CONVERSION, ARRAYS, N TYPE SEMICONDUCTORS, SYNTHESIS, SILICON DIOXIDE, SAPPHIRE

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE