On Wednesday 27 November 2013 a new test facility for breakthrough research into solar cells was opened at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).
The new lab includes a special high-resolution transmission electron microscope (TEM) that will allow atom-by-atom study of the components of solar cells.
The new test facility is physically housed at Philips Innovation Services on the Eindhoven High Tech Campus. Philips possesses the necessary knowledge and experience to operate the TEM.
The microscope, costing around two million euros, has been financed by the Province of Noord?Brabant as part of Solliance. Solliance is an alliance that brings together TU/e, TNO, Holst Centre and several other parties.