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Use of Sol-Gel Thin Films In Solar Energy Applications
Author(s): R. B. Pettit; C. J. Brinker
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Paper Abstract

The sol-gel process uses metal alkoxides of network forming cations, such as Si, B, or Al, in alcohol/water solutions to form glass-like, polymeric networks in liquid solution. Thin films are formed by depositing the solution on a substrate by spinning, dipping or spraying. When the film is then heated to moderate temperatures (400-500°C), dense glass films or stable porous films are obtained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 December 1985
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 0562, Optical Materials Technology for Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy Conversion IV, (2 December 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.966314
Show Author Affiliations
R. B. Pettit, Sandia National Laboratories (United States)
C. J. Brinker, Sandia National Laboratories (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0562:
Optical Materials Technology for Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy Conversion IV
Carl M. Lampert, Editor(s)

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