McMaster University Solar Cell Fabrication Training
My research at Queen's primarily focuses on organic (polymer) solar cells, and writing organic gratings. In the summer of 2014, I have had the chance to visit McMaster University for a week for semiconductor solar cell fabrication training.
We learned how to cut (cleave) silicon wafers, usage of the molecular beam epitaxy process for crystal formation, electron beam lithography, and magnetron sputtering coating process. Additionally, we revisited some familiar concepts such as XRD, photoluminescence spectroscopy, four point probe measurement, external quantum efficiency measurement, and IV curves.
But probably most memorably, we were introduced to real clean rooms. In my labs at Queen's and RMC, we only had nitrogen gloveboxes rather than a clean room.