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Physical Science International Journal, ISSN: 2348-0130,Vol.: 4, Issue.: 8 (October)

Review Article

Non-destructive Microcracks Detection Techniques in Silicon Solar Cell


Mohd Israil1* and Abdul Ghani Yousseph Kerm1

1Department of Physics, Aljouf University, Sakaka, Aljouf, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Article Information


(1) Shi-Hai Dong, Department of Physics School of Physics and Mathematics National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico.

(2) David F. Mota, Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo, Norway.


(1) Anonymous.

(2) Anonymous.

(3) Venkatram Nalla, Centre for Disruptive Photonic Technologies, NTU, Singapore.

Complete Peer review History:http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/5040


A very high demand and limited stock of fossil fuels, renewable energy in very particular solar energy is the mainly focused area for research these days. This review paper presents the nondestructive optical testing techniques for the solar cells. The impacts of microcracks in solar cells as well as photovoltaic modules have been studied in this paper. Laser beam induced current, electron beam induced current, electroluminescence and photoluminescence are mainly discussed techniques in this paper. All the aforementioned methods will be reviewed, highlighting some of their salient characteristics including merits and demerits. For completion and thoroughness, some image processing techniques for the shape and size detection of micro-cracks will also be discussed.

Keywords :

LBIC; EBIC; micro-crack; solar cell; solar wafer.

Full Article - PDF    Page 1073-1087

DOI : 10.9734/PSIJ/2014/8754

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