Innovative Manufacturing Processes for CIGS Targets for Solar Cell Applications

The project aims to evaluate the possibility of lowering the cost and increasing the recycling rate of materials in the manufacture of CIGS solar cells. CIGS sputter targets make up more than half of the cost of manufacturing for the solar cells. A new manufacturing method for sputter targets, "spark plasma sintering" (SPS), is expected to contribute to lower manufacturing costs and thus to CIGS solar cells, while simplifying the recycling of spent sputtering targets.

Electronics Recycling

Project manager
Marcus Hedberg
Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB
Project time
2017-07-01 to 2017-12-31
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Marcus Hedberg

project manager, Chalmers Tekniska Högskola