Article - 18 Feb 2021
Scientists from the University of Washington have explored active self-cleaning surfaces for photovoltaci modules. They claim their newly-developed system can use a single droplet of water to clean a...
Article - 12 Nov 2018
This article discusses how a plasma FIB-SEM can be used to prepare a TEM sample from a 66 nm SDRAM sample.
Article - 17 Jul 2017
Glass is a non-crystalline amorphous solid. A single component fused silicon dioxide or silica (SiO2) is the purest form of glass.
Article - 9 Mar 2016
This article presents different techniques to prepare high-quality cross-section samples of crystalline silicon solar cells to identify degradation mechanisms and solder process quality.
Article - 14 Jul 2011
Manufacturers of solar cells need to make sure their products are of the highest quality. To check this they carry out microstructural examinations. This article describes how to prepare samples for...
Article - 9 Nov 2010
In the present work, titania thin films were prepared by ultrasonic spray pyrolysis using glass substrates at the deposition temperatures of 300°, 325°, 350, 375°, and 400°C.
Article - 12 Mar 2006
Scanning probe microscopes (SPMs) are instruments that measure properties of surfaces. They include atomic force microscopes (AFMs) and scanning tunnelling microscopes (STMs).
Article - 16 Jul 2003
Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) is being seen as a novel technique for surface modification. How the process works, problems associated with it, electrode materials, wear and corrosion resistant...
Article - 10 Oct 2002
Electronic tagging is a relatively new technology which could result in significant cost savings through improved traceability, processing and crime/theft prevention. The technology, materials,...
Article - 4 Jan 2002
Copper Indium Diselenide (CuInSe2) is an alternative material for use in photovoltaics to amorphous silicon. It currently has the highest solar cell efficiency. Research areas being pursued involving...