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New Scientific Instruments Findings from J.B. Koo et al Outlined

June 6, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Current study results on Scientific Instruments have been published. According to news reporting out of Gloucester, Massachusetts, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "In this paper, we introduce the Solion ion source for high-throughput solar cell doping. As the source power is increased to enable higher throughput, negative effects degrade the lifetime of the plasma chamber and the extraction electrodes."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research, "In order to improve efficiency, we have explored a wide range of electron energies and determined the conditions which best suit production. To extend the lifetime of the source we have developed an in situ cleaning method using only existing hardware."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "With these combinations, source life-times of >200 h for phosphorous and >100 h for boron ion beams have been achieved while maintaining 1100 cell-per-hour production."

For more information on this research see: Solion ion source for high-efficiency, high-throughput solar cell manufacturing. The Review of Scientific Instruments, 2014;85(2):02C307 (see also Scientific Instruments).

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J.B. Koo, Applied Materials, Inc, Varian Semiconductor Equipment Business Unit, 35 Dory Road, Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930, United States. Additional authors for this research include B. Binns, T. Miller, S. Krause, W. Skinner and J. Mullin.

Keywords for this news article include: Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States, Scientific Instruments, North and Central America.

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