Practical Courses

Semiconductor practical course “Fabrication and characterization of thin film solar cells”

and

Semiconductor practical course “Fabrication and characterization of silicon solar cells"

during sommer semester 2017:

At the end of the semester lecture period two practical courses “Fabrication and characterization of thin film solar cells” will take place at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin in Wannsee and two practical courses “Fabrication and characterization of silicon solar cells” will take place at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin’s Institute Silicon Photovoltaics in Berlin-Adlershof.

The courses "Fabrication and characterization of thin film solar cells" include the fabrication and characterization of thin film solar cells on the basis of Cu(In,Ga)S2-semiconductor materials and take place in the Department Structure and Dynamics of Energy Materials at HZB in Berlin-Wannsee.

The courses "Fabrication and characterization of silicon solar cells" take place at the institute for Silicon Photovoltaics in 12489 Berlin (Adlershof), Kekuléstr. 5 and include the fabrication and characterization of silicon solar cells.

Different process steps involved in the fabrication of solar cells will be demonstrated by tutors and opportunity will be given to the students to execute several of the process steps. Furthermore demonstration of several  characterization techniques for solar cells, such as current-voltage, external quantum efficiency and internal quantum efficiency measurements is part of the course.

The courses will be supervised by staff members at the Institute for Silicon Photovoltaics under guidance of Dr. Lars Korte and Prof. Bernd Rech, and at the Institute of Technology under guidance of Dr. Thomas Unold.

Time period

Registration deadline
09.06.2017
CIS-course group 1
 KW 38 - 18.-21.09.17
CIS-course group 2
 KW 39 - 25.-28.09.17
Si-course group 1
 KW 37 : 11.-15.09.17
Si-course group 2
 KW 40 : 02.-06.10.17

Prerequisites for participation

Participation requires previous attendance of the Photovoltaics I and / or Photovoltaics II lectures and successful passing of the written examinations associated with the lectures.

The number of places per course is limited to 5 students.

Following grading scheme will be applied:

  • 30 % for level of participation
  • 30 % seminar talk
  • 40 % protocol / report

All parts have to be passed. In case of failure in one part the full course is failed.

A script (PDF file) will be provided that will serve as the basis for the course week, and for preparing the talks. In preparation for the course week, all students have to familiarize themselves with the content.

Registration

For registration please send the following information to pv-praktikum@helmholtz-berlin.de:

  • family name, first name
  • matriculation number
  • course of studies ("Studiengang")
  • current semester
  • participation in PV I and passed examination
  • participation in PV II and passed examination
  • participation in seminar “Ausgewählte Kapitel der Photovoltaik”
  • desired course and date