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.