Lab-scale silicon growth system debuts from PVA TePla

PVA TePla Group released the “CGS Lab” crystal-growing system on a laboratory scale, offering faster silicon ingot growth for materials characterization and basic research on solar cells, semiconductors, and more.

July 4, 2011 — PVA TePla Group, silicon crystallization and vacuum and high-temperature systems maker, debuted the “CGS Lab” crystal-growing system on a laboratory scale.

The monocrystalline silicon ingots, fabbed using the Czochralske method, are useful for material characterization and standardization checks at solar, semiconductor and optical manufacturers, to vet optimization techniques on solar cell materials, and for other basic research at universities.

It takes up a small amount of lab space and offers short processing times requiring less material and energy than full-scale silicon growth tools. The graphical user interface enables parameter control for all users. CGS Lab offers full process automation.

The lab-scale Si crystallization tool was built under the “Spitzencluster” competition, sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

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