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Dr. Albrecht Krüger, CEO, SENTECH Instruments GmbH talks to PES about non-contact, non-invasive optical characterization using ellipsometry and reflectometry, and their new quality control system SENperc PV …
PES: Welcome to PES Solar/PV magazine.Thanks for talking with us. Would you like to begin by explaining a little about the background of your organization and how you currently serve the solar industry?
Albrecht Krüger: In 1990, SENTECH was founded in Adlershof, Berlin and is part of the business campus Adlershof, Berlin. SENTECH Instruments develops, manufactures, and globally sells innovative capital equipment centered on thin films such as in semiconductor technology, microsystems, photovoltaics, nanotechnology and materials research. Plasma process technology and thin film metrology are the business areas of SENTECH. Both market segments have some connection to photovoltaics. SENTECH provides innovative solutions for non-contact, non-invasive optical characterization using ellipsometry and reflectometry.
Due to special measuring solutions for the development and production of crystalline silicon and thin film solar cells, SENTECH is very successful in the field of photovoltaics.
SENTECH is market leader in quality control of anti-reflective coatings for silicon solar cells. Leading edge equipment, global sales and local service support make us a reliable partner to industry and scientific institutions. SENTECH provides quality control equipment for layer thicknesses and refractive index, in line as well as off line.