Thin-film metrology tools

Energy-efficient technologies such solar panels and LED lights are being used more and more. An important component of these technologies are thin-films. Suppliers of thin-film products can hardly keep up with demand and are consistently looking to speed-up production. One way to save time is to do quality control during production. The American engineering firm k-Space offers a number of in-line thin-film metrology tools. These tools monitor a broad range of parameters such as deposition rate, thickness, stress, and reflectivity. This real-time data lets engineers monitor and modify production to ensure high quality and keep costs as low as possible.