Press Release No.5

Following a publication in Global Solar Technology Magazine (Volume 6 number 3 May/June 2013) reporting on the first ever metal-induced single crystal heteroepitaxial solar cells, Solar-Tectic LLC commissioned scientists to make a pole-figure confirming heteroepitaxy of silicon on sapphire (Al203) below the melting point of ordinary sodalime glass (600C). The pole figure analysis was carried out and demonstrates single crystal heteroepitaxy of silicon on the Al203 sapphire substrate. The pole-figure was done at the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering in Albany, NY, under the guidance of Dr. Harry Efstathiadis, CNSE Associate Professor of Nanoengineering.