Sorter applications provide advanced multiparameter wafer inspection with integrated high speed sorting for quality control of production PV wafers. Owing to wide range automation module portfolio and flexible combined Semilab’s metrology modules, all customer can find perfect configuration what fulfil their production expectations.
Photoluminescent Imaging is an excellent tool for monitoring of multicrystalline, monocast or monocrystalline wafers. During the measurement, the laser illuminates the silicon block and the generated photoluminescent signal is detected by an IR camera. The illumination effects the recombination of charge carriers. If not, the defects are present and there is a chance of radiative recombination. During the radiative recombination, a photon is emitted which can be detected by an IR camera. PL intensity is inversely proportional to defect density and impurity concentration.
1. Material (as-cut wafers):
2. Passivation control (double side passivated samples)
Optional on-the-fly Jo and iVoc mapping
3. Wiring (finished cells):
Edge isolation defect
Good correlation between PL and μ-PCD data allows calibration between PL intensity and lifetime:
Point-to-point correlation of Multicrystalline wafers with lifetime:
Semilab’s sorting solution provides good consistency between multicrystalline wafers and efficiency of final cells.
Photoluminescence tool for wafer and cell inspection is a fast and reliable solution for non-destructive measurement of wafer and cell quality at any stage of processing from as-cut wafers to finished cells.
Provides full control of material quality during the whole production.
Higher quality wafers create higher efficiency cells making the production more cost-efficient.
PVS-5000 is a high throughput, field proven PV Wafer Inspection and Sorting System.
It combines high reliability wafer handling with Semilab’s industry leading PV metrology, to provide a turnkey solution for sorting of incoming wafers. This is backed by direct expert support from the OEM metrology manufacturer, through our worldwide network of branch offices.
PVS-6000 is a High Speed, field proven PV Wafer Inspection and Sorting System with 5400 wafer per hour throughput. It combines high reliability wafer handling with Semilab’s industry leading PV metrology, to provide a turnkey solution for sorting of incoming wafers. This is backed by direct expert support from the OEM metrology manufacturer, through our worldwide network of branch offices.