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Sean M. Seutter

Bio: Sean M. Seutter is an academic researcher. The author has contributed to research in topics: Solar cell & Layer (electronics). The author has an hindex of 13, co-authored 33 publications receiving 571 citations.

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26 Feb 2013
TL;DR: In this paper, the split and separation of a layer of desired thickness of crystalline semiconductor material containing optical, photovoltaic, electronic, microelectro-mechanical system (MEMS), or optoelectronic devices, from a thicker donor wafer using laser irradiation is described.
Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for the split and separation of a layer of desired thickness of crystalline semiconductor material containing optical, photovoltaic, electronic, micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS), or optoelectronic devices, from a thicker donor wafer using laser irradiation.

102 citations

Patent
09 Dec 2010
TL;DR: The back contact back junction solar cell as discussed by the authors comprises a substrate having a light capturing frontside surface with a passivation layer, a doped base region, and an doped backside emitter region with a polarity opposite the doped ground region.
Abstract: Back contact back junction solar cell and methods for manufacturing are provided. The back contact back junction solar cell comprises a substrate having a light capturing frontside surface with a passivation layer, a doped base region, and a doped backside emitter region with a polarity opposite the doped base region. A backside passivation layer and patterned reflective layer on the emitter form a light trapping backside mirror. An interdigitated metallization pattern is positioned on the backside of the solar cell and a permanent reinforcement provides support to the cell.

77 citations

Patent
05 Aug 2011
TL;DR: In this paper, a backplane for back contact solar cells that provides for solar cell substrate reinforcement and electrical interconnects is described, which comprises depositing an inter-digitated pattern of base electrodes and emitter electrodes on a backside surface of a semiconductor substrate, forming electrically conductive emitter plugs and base plugs on the inter-determined pattern, and attaching a second backplane having a second inter-decomposition pattern of EB electrodes and EB electrodes at the conductive EB and EB plugs.
Abstract: Fabrication methods and structures relating to backplanes for back contact solar cells that provide for solar cell substrate reinforcement and electrical interconnects are described. The method comprises depositing an interdigitated pattern of base electrodes and emitter electrodes on a backside surface of a semiconductor substrate, forming electrically conductive emitter plugs and base plugs on the interdigitated pattern, and attaching a backplane having a second interdigitated pattern of base electrodes and emitter electrodes at the conductive emitter and base plugs to form electrical interconnects.

63 citations

Patent
02 Apr 2013
TL;DR: In this paper, fabrication methods and structures relating to multi-level metallization for solar cells as well as fabrication method and structures for forming back contact solar cells are provided; however, they do not provide a detailed discussion of the fabrication process.
Abstract: Fabrication methods and structures relating to multi-level metallization for solar cells as well as fabrication methods and structures for forming back contact solar cells are provided.

45 citations

Patent
28 Mar 2012
TL;DR: In this article, a backplane for back contact solar cells that provides for solar cell substrate reinforcement and electrical interconnects is described, and the method comprises depositing an interdigitated pattern of base electrodes and emitter electrodes on a backside surface of a semiconductor substrate.
Abstract: Fabrication methods and structures relating to backplanes for back contact solar cells that provide for solar cell substrate reinforcement and electrical interconnects are described. The method comprises depositing an interdigitated pattern of base electrodes and emitter electrodes on a backside surface of a semiconductor substrate, attaching a prepeg backplane to the interdigitated pattern of base electrodes and emitter electrodes, forming holes in the prepeg backplane which provide access to the first layer of electrically conductive metal, and depositing a second layer of electrically conductive metal on the backside surface of the prepeg backplane forming an electrical interconnect with the first layer of electrically conductive metal through the holes in the prepeg backplane.

40 citations


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19 Dec 2014
TL;DR: A high efficiency configuration for a solar cell module comprises solar cells arranged in a shingled manner to form super cells, which may be arranged to efficiently use the area of the solar module, reduce series resistance, and increase module efficiency as mentioned in this paper.
Abstract: A high efficiency configuration for a solar cell module comprises solar cells arranged in a shingled manner to form super cells, which may be arranged to efficiently use the area of the solar module, reduce series resistance, and increase module efficiency.

164 citations

Patent
17 Sep 2010
TL;DR: In this paper, photosensitive devices and associated methods are provided, for example, a photosensitive imager device can include a semiconductor substrate having multiple doped regions forming at least one junction, a textured region coupled to the semiconductor substrategies and positioned to interact with electromagnetic radiation, and an electrical transfer element coupled to an electrical substrate and operable to transfer an electrical signal from the at least 1 junction.
Abstract: Photosensitive devices and associated methods are provided. In one aspect, for example, a photosensitive imager device can include a semiconductor substrate having multiple doped regions forming at least one junction, a textured region coupled to the semiconductor substrate and positioned to interact with electromagnetic radiation, and an electrical transfer element coupled to the semiconductor substrate and operable to transfer an electrical signal from the at least one junction. In one aspect, the textured region is operable to facilitate generation of an electrical signal from the detection of infrared electromagnetic radiation. In another aspect, interacting with electromagnetic radiation further includes increasing the semiconductor substrate's effective absorption wavelength as compared to a semiconductor substrate lacking a textured region.

113 citations

Patent
04 Feb 2010
TL;DR: In this paper, a solar cell and a method for manufacturing the same is described, which includes a substrate of a first conductive type, an anti-reflection layer that is positioned on the substrate and is formed of a transparent conductive oxide material.
Abstract: A solar cell and a method for manufacturing the same are disclosed. The solar cell includes a substrate of a first conductive type, an anti-reflection layer that is positioned on the substrate and is formed of a transparent conductive oxide material, a plurality of emitter layers on the substrate, the plurality of emitter layers being of a second conductive type opposite the first conductive type, a plurality of first electrodes on the plurality of emitter layers, and a plurality of second electrodes that are electrically connected to the substrate and are positioned to be spaced apart from the plurality of first electrodes. The first electrodes and the second electrodes are positioned on the same surface of the substrate.

112 citations

Patent
29 Apr 2011
TL;DR: In this article, a method for manufacturing a flexible display device includes forming a heat generator on a carrier substrate, forming a flexible substrate on the heat generator, and forming a thin film transistor on the flexible substrate.
Abstract: A method for manufacturing a flexible display device includes forming a heat generator on a carrier substrate, forming a flexible substrate on the heat generator, forming a thin film transistor on the flexible substrate, forming a light emitting element connected to the thin film transistor, and separating the flexible substrate from the heat generator by application of heat to the flexible substrate, the application of heat including generation of heat by the heat generator.

106 citations

Patent
25 Jun 2015
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors described the methods of passivating light-receiving surfaces of solar cells with high energy gap (Eg) materials, and the resulting solar cells.
Abstract: Methods of passivating light-receiving surfaces of solar cells with high energy gap (Eg) materials, and the resulting solar cells, are described. In an example, a solar cell includes a substrate having a light-receiving surface. A passivating dielectric layer is disposed on the light-receiving surface of the substrate. A Group III-nitride material layer is disposed above the passivating dielectric layer. In another example, a solar cell includes a substrate having a light-receiving surface. A passivating dielectric layer is disposed on the light-receiving surface of the substrate. A large direct band gap material layer is disposed above the passivating dielectric layer, the large direct band gap material layer having an energy gap (Eg) of at least approximately 3.3. An anti-reflective coating (ARC) layer disposed on the large direct band gap material layer, the ARC layer comprising a material different from the large direct band gap material layer.

106 citations