Importantly, the entire process is non-toxic since germanium is non-toxic and tin (Sn) is used to deposit the crystalline germanium thin-film material for the bottom layer in the tandem configuration; there is no toxic lead (Pb). The technology is the very first of its kind and in addition to the US is also eligible for world-wide protection.
If you are interested in licensing ST technologies, please contact Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP (H. Thomas Davis, Jr.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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