Controlled Thermomechanical Delamination of Thin Films

Matthew Reese (Inventor), Deborah McGott (Inventor), Michael Kempe (Inventor), Teresa Barnes (Inventor), Colin Wolden (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


Disclosed herein are CdTe-based solar cells that are successfully removed from their glass superstrate through a combination of lamination to a backsheet followed by thermal shock.
Original languageAmerican English
Patent number11,710,799 B2
Filing date25/07/23
StatePublished - 2023

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PT-5K00-87081


  • coefficient of thermal expansion
  • high power-to-weight ratio
  • high specific power
  • polycrystalline thin films


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