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A cooler way to protect silicon surfaces

February 13, 2013

New room-temperature process could lead to less expensive solar cells and other electronic devices.


Pieces of a silicon wafer (in gray), used for solar cells or computer chips, can be coated or "passivated" using a vapor deposition process, in which the wires shown here are heated to vaporize polymer materials which then are deposited to coat the surface. Photo: Felice Frankel

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