Patent Number: 8,585,933

Title: Methods for AIGS silver-containing photovoltaics

Abstract: This invention relates to methods for making materials using compounds, polymeric compounds, and compositions used to prepare semiconductor and optoelectronic materials and devices including thin film and band gap materials. This invention provides a range of compounds, polymeric compounds, compositions, materials and methods directed ultimately toward photovoltaic applications, transparent conductive materials, as well as devices and systems for energy conversion, including solar cells. This invention further relates to methods for making AIGS, AIS or AGS materials by providing one or more polymeric precursor compounds or inks thereof, providing a substrate, depositing the compounds or inks onto the substrate; and heating the substrate at a temperature of from about C. to about C.

Inventors: Fujdala; Kyle L. (San Jose, CA), Chomitz; Wayne A. (Oakland, CA), Zhu; Zhongliang (San Jose, CA), Kuchta; Matthew C. (San Francisco, CA), Huang; Qinglan (Niskayuna, NY)

Assignee: Precursor Energetics, Inc.

International Classification: H01B 1/00 (20060101); H01B 1/12 (20060101); H01L 31/00 (20060101); H01L 21/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/19/12018