FTIR Laboratory in Support of the PV Program

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    Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) is a fast, accurate, reliable method for studying molecular structure and composition. Both qualitative and quantitative analyses can be performed on a wide variety of materials. The FTIR spectroscopy laboratory has large-area and micro- reflectance and transmittance capabilities, including automated mapping, in the infrared range from 1.3 to 25 mm.We will examine several examples where FTIR is useful for analyzing semiconductor and photovoltaic- related materials. Although not presented here, FT-Raman and FT-Photoluminescence are additional techniques available to study vibrational modes and emitted radiation of electronic transitions in a wavelength range from 0.8 to 2.5 mm.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages6
    StatePublished - 2003
    EventNational Center for Photovoltaics (NCPV) and Solar Program Review Meeting - Denver, Colorado
    Duration: 24 Mar 200326 Mar 2003


    ConferenceNational Center for Photovoltaics (NCPV) and Solar Program Review Meeting
    CityDenver, Colorado

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/CP-520-33576


    • fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)
    • solar cells
    • spectroscopy
    • thin films
    • transparent conducting oxides (TCO)


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