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Ultra-Thin Silicon Solar Cells Process

IMEC (Leuven, Belgium) has developed a new method to produce ~50μm thin crystalline silicon wafers for use in solar cells. The process involves mechanically initiating and propagating a crack parallel to the surface of a Si wafer. The method makes use of industrially available tools, such as a screen printer and belt furnace, and is potentially kerf-loss free. Adding an ultra-thin wafer or foil of active silicon on top of a low-cost substrate is a solution to reducing the amount of high-grade silicon used in solar cells.

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Laser Marker

Automated Laser Corporation (Fort Wayne, IN) has introduced the LSG-10 Laser Marker, the next generation of their high-speed CO2 laser markers. The LSG-10 offers a larger marking window, more choices and sizes of text including all True Type fonts, increased speed, more focal length choices, and the ability to mark many popular image formats all with considerable speed and precision at an affordable price.

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