Newport Corp.'s Oriel Instruments division has released the Oriel IQE-200, which permits simultaneous measurements of both the external quantum efficiency (EQE) and the internal quantum efficiency (IQE) of solar cells, detectors or any photon-to-charge converting devices.
The IQE-200 integrated measurement system is a patent-pending design incorporating novel detector geometry that splits the beam, allowing for concurrent measurements, the company says. The photovoltaic cell measurement system combines an Oriel light source, a monochromator, advanced sensor technology, and related electronics and software.
The Oriel QE Commander software, pre-loaded on a PC, is designed to control all the components and accessories, providing a simultaneous, real-time readout of EQE and IQE in a single measurement with the press of one button, the company adds. The AC measurements are performed in accordance with ASTM 1021-06 guidelines.
According to Newport, the product is ideal for the measurement of both crystalline silicon-based cells and thin-film cells.
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SOURCE: Newport Corp.