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2013-01-23 23:01:59

2013 Editorial Focus to Highlight 450mm Technology Story San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 23, 2013 SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — January 23, 2013 — Mazik Media, a provider of next-generation publishing solutions, including long-time semiconductor industry staple, Future Fab International, announced today a special collaborative agreement with the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of the University at Albany and the Global 450 Wafer Consortium (G450C), headquartered...

Instrument Developed To Toss Out Unusable PV Wafers
2013-01-15 16:24:31

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Silicon wafers destined to become photovoltaic (PV) cells can take a bruising through assembly lines, as they are oxidized, annealed, purified, diffused, etched, and layered to reach their destinies as efficient converters of the sun's rays into useful electricity. All those refinements are too much for 5% to 10% of the costly wafers. They have micro-cracks left over from incomplete wafer preparation, which causes them to break on the...


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