amorphous silicon


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amorphous silicon

Silicon that has a disordered atomic structure. Because it can be vapor deposited onto large substrates, amorphous silicon is used to create thin film transistors on almost all active matrix LCD screens as well as thin film photovoltaic cells on solar panels manufactured in long sheets. Contrast with crystalline silicon. See amorphous semiconductor and LTPS LCD.
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Second, unlike amorphous silicon, amorphous oxides can be deposited at low temperatures, which means they can be laid down or even printed on pliable plastic sheets to make paperlike displays.
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United Solar Ovonic LLC (Uni-Solar Ovonic), the world leader in thin-film amorphous silicon solar technology and a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy Conversion Devices, Inc.
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