Press Release No.8

Solar-Tectic LLC and researchers at SUNY – College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) have for the first time grown an ultra-thin crystalline silicon film on a flexible thin glass sheet. The film was characterized by Raman Spectroscopy, X-ray Diffraction (XRD), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), and RAMAN, confirming a crystalline [111] oriented film has been grown directly on the glass from an aluminum-silicon eutectic melt following the technology of the late Dr. Praveen Chaudhari, winner of the 1995 U.S. Medal of Technology and Innovation.
The glass sheet is flexible, and lends itself easily to roll-to-roll manufacturing.

For more information, please contact:

Ashok Chaudhari
Solar-Tectic LLC
416 Long Hill RD E
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510

Dr. Harry Efstathiadis
SUNY-College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering
257 Fuller Road
Albany, NY 12203