A silicon ribbon grown for manufacturing experiments

A silicon ribbon. The usual process for making solar cells involves sawing cells from cylindrical ingots of single-crystal silicon, which wastes much purified silicon.  The single-crystal ribbon was grown for experiments to test other less wasteful manufacturing processes., Credit Line: IBM Fishkill Laboratory, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Physics Today Collection
Abstract/Description: A silicon ribbon. The usual process for making solar cells involves sawing cells from cylindrical ingots of single-crystal silicon, which wastes much purified silicon. The single-crystal ribbon was grown for experiments to test other less wasteful manufacturing processes.
Subject(s): Equipment and supplies
Crystals
Solar Energy
Credit Line: IBM Fishkill Laboratory, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Physics Today Collection
Catalog ID: Solar Energy F9