Description: Classification, function, and deliverables of solar cell characterization. JSC loss measurements: optical reflection, spectral response, minority character diffusion length. FF & VOC loss measurements: IV curves, series resistance (contact & sheet) , shunt resistance (lock-in thermography), electroluminescence.
Instructor: Prof. Tonio Buonassisi
Paper referenced in this lecture: Kasemann, M., et al. "Progress in Silicon Solar Cell Characterization with Infrared Imaging Methods." (PDF) Proceedings of the 23rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference (2008): 965–73.