The course on advanced characterization methods will include the main techniques relevant for characterization of materials and components for solar cells. Introduction to each technique will be supervised by an expert in this technique. Time allocated for each separate technique will generally be 1 day. The day will start with an introductory lecture giving the basic understanding of the technique and the physical principles it is based on, as well as advantages and limitations. The lecture will be followed by laboratory work, where the participants will do the necessary preparations of samples and perform the measurements.
The course will be divided into four modules: 1. Structure and composition of solar-grade materials, 2. Optical characterization of semiconductors for solar cells, 3. Electrical characterization of solar cell materials og 4. Characterization of silicon wafers and solar cells (given by IFE).