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Solar Cell Electrical and Structural Characterisation

Related to: Energy Generation & Storage

Electrical, compositional and structural characterisation of solar cell materials 

The characterization of these solar cell materials requires that researchers have the ability to investigate at the material, failure analysis, and device levels.  Asylum Research atomic force microscopes and Nanoanalysis SEM based solutions provide platforms for all of the major types of PV materials and devices at every stage of their development.  Our AFMs’ electrical characterization suite, combined with our broad platform set, and topped off by our wide array of software and hardware customization tools are unmatched in the AFM industry. Our EDS and EBSD detectors enable an in-depth structural and compositional characterisation of advanced solar cell materials.

AFM for Solar, Photovoltaics and Thermoelectrics Research

Solar Cell Electrical and Structural Characterisation figure 1

AFM map of the photocurrent of a solar cell material

Solar Cell Electrical and Structural Characterisation figure 2

Thickness of layers in a thin film based solar cell measured using AZtec LayerProbe

AFM for Solar, Photovoltaics and Thermoelectrics Research Solar Cells

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