- Bates, H.E. and Cocks, F.H. and Mlavsky, A.I., The edge-defined, film-fed growth (EFG) of silicon single crystal ribbon for solar cell applications,
Record of the Ninth IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
pp. 386 - 8 .
(last updated on 2007/04/10)
The edge-defined, film-fed growth of single crystal silicon ribbon for solar cell applications is described. EFG is a process by which single crystals may be grown having a shape controlled by the outside dimensions of a die, the growth taking place from an extremely thin film of liquid fed by capillary action from a crucible below. This method is far more stable than other methods of shaped growth and appears to be an industrially feasible process for the formation of single crystal silicon ribbon directly and continuously from the melt
semiconductor growth;silicon;solar cells;