Inert Gas Fusion Infrared Detection Test Method Round Robin Participants Sought
On October 31, 2012, the SEMI North American PV Materials Technical Committee approved SEMI Draft Document 5438 New Standard: Test Method for the Measurement of Oxygen Concentration in PV Silicon Materials for Silicon Solar Cells by Inert Gas Fusion Infrared Detection Method.
The purpose of this test method is to standardize analytical protocols for the measurement of oxygen concentration in PV silicon materials. This will facilitate comparison of test results between laboratories which support research and development activities or monitor or qualify PV silicon materials for purchase, sale or internal use.
This test method can be used to analyze the oxygen content in PV Silicon Materials for photovoltaic applications. It may also be used for semiconductor grade silicon materials.
Interested laboratories are being solicited in this SEMI interlaboratory study of the precision of this test method. Those laboratories wishing to participate in this interlaboratory study should send a memo to Patrick Schnabel, member of the SEMI International PV Analytical Test Methods Task Force, at email@example.com or Kevin Nguyen, SEMI Staff at firstname.lastname@example.org