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Meeting 2015 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Solar Cell Silicon
Sponsorship TMS: Recycling and Environmental Technologies Committee
Organizer(s) Gabriella M Tranell, Norwegian University of Science & Technology
Yulia Meteleva-Fischer, Materials innovation institute M2i
Shadia Jamil Ikhmayies, Isra University
Arief Budiman, Singapore University of Technology and Design
Scope There is an expanding interest in silicon for solar energy and electronics. The past decade has seen an unsurpassed growth in the solar industry where costs have been cut dramatically along the production value chain, now allowing solar energy to be a competitive contributor to global energy supply. The most important feedstock for crystalline solar cells is high purity silicon. For the industry to mature and grow into green production, improvements in Si production, refining, crystallization and wafer processes, emission control and recycling needs to be carried out. Mechanical properties, stress and failure mechanisms and their correlation with defect and crystal structures are the highlights of the symposium. Abstracts are being solicited for the following topics:

•Silicon feedstock production (carbothermic and non-carbothermic reduction of silica and silica ores, advances in process design and intensification, novel techniques of silicon production, thermodynamic and kinetic modelling;
•Silicon refining and behavior of impurities (all types of metallurgical upgrading approaches: solvent refining, slag refining, electrolysis, gas blowing/oxidation refining, plasma refining, vacuum refining, solidification techniques, settling, filtration, optimization of the Siemens-like routes etc);
•Advanced wafering techniques (spin- and ribbon-growth etc.)
•Recycling of silicon and interaction of impurities (production scraps and cut-off, used cells and electronic components);
•Implications of the mechanics of silicon solar cells on mechanical stresses and thus failures (silicon defects, cracks, delamination, etc.) of the solar devices as a result of thinner and thinner wafers
•Novel and advanced techniques for materials and defects characterization in silicon, wafers and solar cells. Practical applications to improve overall reliability of a silicon device.
Abstracts Due 07/15/2014
Proceedings Plan Planned: EPD Congress Volume

Behavior for Nitrogen and Iron in the Bottom of Casting Multicrystalline Silicon Ingot
Boron Removal from Molten Silicon by H2-H2O Gas
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Effect of Temperature in Extraction of High Purity Amorphous Silica from Rice Husk for Silicon Production
Enabling Thin Silicon Technologies for Next Generation c-Si Solar PV Renewable Energy Systems using Synchrotron X-Ray Microdiffraction as Stress and Crack Mechanism Probe
Following the Reaction Mechanisms of Silicon Production by ÁCT Analysis
Investigation on Mechanism and Kinetics of Electrochemical Reduction of SiO2 Granules in Molten CaCl2
Numerical Modeling of Stress Distribution in a Bi-Grain Small Scale Silicon Ingot Including Crucible Deformation
Preparation of Solar Grade Silicon Precursor by SiO2 Electrolysis in Molten Salts
Silicon Purification by Segregation: Theory and Limits
Thermal Field Design and Optimization of Directional Solidification for Multicrystalline Silicon Growth
Towards Solar Silicon by Direct Carbothermic Reduction - An Experimental Approach and Theoretical Studies using Carbosil Briquettes
Understanding Membrane Stability Issues in the SOM Process for Silicon Production
Use of Silicon for Solar Cell

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