Advanced Screen-Printable Thin-Film PV Front-Side Silver Conductor Compositions

Mr Vince Arancio, Technical Specialist - Microcircuit Materials
DuPont (UK), United Kingdom
Apr 08, 2009.


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Presentation Summary

  • Development of Front Side Ag compositions for CIGS and other thin film PV cells.
  • Processing and Performance data - to include contact resistivity on ITO
  • Reliability studies at 85°C/85% RH

Speaker Biography (Vince Arancio)

Vince Arancio graduated from De Montfort University in Leicester, UK, with an Electronic Engineering degree. He worked in the semi-conductor industry with Texas Instruments, before joining DuPont Microcircuit Materials Division in 1978. With 30yrs experience providing technical support in a variety of industries, Vince has worked with many technologies including ceramic based thick film hybrids and more recently Printed Electronics. Vince is a senior Technical Specialist, managing the European region with expertise in thin film Photovoltaics and other low temperature applications such as Biomedical Sensors, Electroluminescent Lamps and printed RFID Antenna.

Company Profile (DuPont Microcircuit Materials)

DuPont Microcircuit Materials has 50 years of experience in the development, manufacture and sale of specialized inks for a wide variety of printed electronic applications in the display, photovoltaic, automotive, biomedical, telecommunication and consumer products markets.
DuPont Microcircuit Materials will be exhibiting new nano-Ag ink-jet and screen printable inks suitable for demanding applications such as OLED lighting, touch screens, PV and conformal antennae, as well as the latest stretchable/formable ink developments designed for use in wearable and in-mold electronics applications