Characterization of Process Materials and Silicon Materials

R&D Services

Our R&D Services comprise:

Materials Analysis and Qualification

Wet Chemistry Analysis

Solar Cell Analysis and Qualification

The institute's technological work is accompanied by characterization of silicon material, cells and modules. Fraunhofer ISE can call on many years of experience in metrology development, simulation and accurate measurement methods.

One major focal point lies in silicon materials analysis and qualification, in which efficiency-limiting characteristics of crystalline silicon wafers (e.g. monocrystalline, multicrystalline, ribbon-drawn materials) made from various feedstock materials are determined and analyzed.
We have wide-ranging experience in solar cell analysis and qualification. This includes the measurement of relevant solar cell parameters, the development of new analytical methods with elevated spatial resolution and the simulation of solar cell processes and structures.
A well equipped wet chemistry analysis facility supports process and material investigation work.



Flyer: Analysis and Simulation of Impurity Distributions

Flyer: Silicon Material Efficiency Analysis

Flyer: Complete Solar Cell Loss Analysis

Flyer: modulum - Modulated Luminescence of Silicon Ingots, Wafers and Cells

Flyer: Automated Wafer Inspection and Quality Control

Flyer: Calibration Services for Solar Cells

Selected Research Projects



Potential Analysis of Multicrystalline n-Type Silicon



Novel Characterization Tool for Photovoltaics



Material- and process variations in multicrystalline PERC solar cells


Current publications - Characterization of Process Materials and Silicon Materials: