Projects

Q-Crystal

2017/01/01 – 2019/12/31

The overall objective of this project is to optimize the production processes of block silicon under industrial conditions with the help of fast and novel methods of quality assessment of bricks and wafers and thus to increase the quality of silicon wafers produced therefrom. This is to be demonstrated by a highly efficient industrial solar cell structure. Freiberg Instruments cooperates in this project with 7 partners from industry and Fraunhofer society.

This project is funded by BMWi.


Contact person:

Dr. Nadine Schüler (schueler@freiberginstruments.com)


SEA4KET

2013/11/01 – 2017/04/30

The aim of this project is the evaluation of different metrology components for 450 mm wafers. Freiberg Instruments is delivering a measurement head for high resolution lifetime measurements in this project.

Contact person:

Dr. Kay Dornich
E-Mail: dornich@freiberginstruments.com


CUT-B

2015/12/01 – 2018/11/30

The objective of this project is to evaluate and improve the cutting edge characterization and technology for the german photovoltaic industry. The main focus are inline metrology tools and the prediction of solar cell efficiency by means of different measured parameters.

Freiberg Instruments is involved in this project with its inline metrology tool MDPinline. The aim is to improve the possibilities of solar cell efficiency prediction via lifetime measurements on wafers after different process steps. Further more typical errors in different process steps are investigated to enable an automatic detection.

This project is supported by BMWi.

Contact person:

Dr. Nadine Schüler
E-Mail: schueler@freiberginstruments.com


WIDE

2016/01/01 – 2018/12/31

This project involves Freiberg Instruments and the TU Freiberg and has the goal to improve the scientific tool MDPmap for the measurement of wide bandgap semiconductors. This includes

  • Improvement of the time resolution, in order to be able to measure also small lifetimes (> 10 ns)

  • Improvement of the sensitivity

  • Enhancement of temperature range up to 800 K for the investigation of deep defects

This project is funded by SAB and the EU.

Contact person:

Dr. Nadine Schüler
E-Mail: schueler@freiberginstruments.com


PIDcheck

2016/03/07 – 2017/06/06

This is a funded technology transfer project, in which Freiberg Instruments in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute CSP in Halle is developing a PID test tool for the test of modules in free field.

This project is funded by the SAB and the EU.

Contact person:

Dr. Nadine Schüler
E-Mail: schueler@freiberginstruments.com