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Photovoltaic Substances From Alfa Aesar

Alfa Aesar produces a range of photovoltaic substances which lead the industry in their quality, purity and reliability. With more than 150 different products in its photovoltaic materials line, the company can provide the right materials for a variety of photovoltaic based applications.

The range includes crystalline silicon materials for use in solar cells, including:

  • Monocrystalline silicon
  • Polycrystalline silicon
  • Ribbon silicon

Crystalline silicon is preferred by many for its long life and higher efficiency (as much as 30% higher in comparison to some other materials).

Cadmium Telluride is another offering in the Alfa Aesar range of photovoltaic substances. CdTe makes an excellent material for photovoltaic applications due a band gap which nearly lines up with the spectrum of solar radiation. Cadmium Telluride can be printed, evaporated on to substrates or deposited by means of electrodeposition, offering a larger number of choices to manufacturers and an efficiency of 10.6%.

Copper/Indium/Gallium/Selenium (better known as CIGS) based photovoltaic cells operate at an efficiency of 19%, significantly higher than other photovoltaic materials. Printing, electroplating, sputtering and co-evaporating methods may be used to place CIGS onto a glass substrate, making this not only a high efficiency choice, but among the most versatile of photovoltaic substances as well.

Alfa Aesar is aware of the importance of reducing the world’s dependence on fossil fuels and the adoption of clean energy technologies; which is why the company offers a comprehensive range of different materials for use in photovoltaic cell manufacturing. The above are just a few of the 150 materials Alfa Aesar produces for this growing part of the energy sector, all made to the highest standards of purity as customers have come to expect from the company whether the products are chemicals for pharmaceutical research or photovoltaic substances to provide the world with a cleaner, safer way to meet its energy needs.

You can also get information on their range of analytical standards and even find out about how to buy research chemicals from them here. Or why not find out about their fluoroaromatics products and pharmaceutical development services

Date added: 2015-05-25 10:58:39