Development of processes for the production of solar grade silicon from halides and alkali metals. Third quarterly report, April 1-June 30, 1980

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This program is directed toward the development of processes involving high temperature reactions of silicon halides with alkali metals for the production of solar grade silicon in volume at low cost. Experiments are performed to evaluate product separation and collection processes, measure heat release parameters for scaling purposes, determine the effects of reactants and/or products on materials of reactor construction, and make preliminary engineering and economic analyses of a scaled-up process. During this report period work concentrated on preparing samples of silicon for purity analyses. The results of six such analyses are given. In general, they indicate that the process ... continued below

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Gould, R.K. September 1, 1980.

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This program is directed toward the development of processes involving high temperature reactions of silicon halides with alkali metals for the production of solar grade silicon in volume at low cost. Experiments are performed to evaluate product separation and collection processes, measure heat release parameters for scaling purposes, determine the effects of reactants and/or products on materials of reactor construction, and make preliminary engineering and economic analyses of a scaled-up process. During this report period work concentrated on preparing samples of silicon for purity analyses. The results of six such analyses are given. In general, they indicate that the process is capable of producing very pure silicon. A number of impurity elements appear in 0.1 to 10 ppMa concentrations in one or another of the samples in unpredictable patterns. This would be expected for the one hour runs performed since atmospheric dust has easy access to collection surfaces during assembly and laboratory conditions do not allow clean assembly procedures to be followed. Particularly encouraging is the observation that sodium levels are below 10 ppMa in most runs.

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  • Report No.: DOE/JPL/955491-80/3
  • Report No.: AeroChem-TN-215
  • Grant Number: NAS-7-100-955491
  • DOI: 10.2172/5113918 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5113918
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1056870

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Gould, R.K. Development of processes for the production of solar grade silicon from halides and alkali metals. Third quarterly report, April 1-June 30, 1980, report, September 1, 1980; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1056870/: accessed April 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.