Thin Film Photovoltaic

Thin film PV manufacturer have to adress highest quality in contact and absorber layer deposition. These processes are mainly driven by physical vapour deposition (PVD). To ensure highest efficiency in solar cells following processes have to be monitored:

  • Back contact
  • Front contact
  • Electrodes
  • Absorber layer
  • Buffer or seed layer
  • Passivation layer
  • Antireflective coatings
  • Antiscratch coatings


  • Sheet resistance
  • Conductivity
  • Thickness
  • Homogeneity
  • Permeability


  • Deposition process control
  • Tempering process control
  • Quality control
  • Final inspection


  • Glass
  • Plastic film


  • S2S
  • R2R


  • In-vacuo/ In-situ
  • Ex-vacuo/ Ex-situ
  • Inline
  • Offline


  • CdTe
  • CIGS
  • Perovskite cells
    • Single junction
    • Tandem
  • Organic PV (OPV)

For characterization of deposition processes in thin film photovoltaic SURAGUS refers to the following products:


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