Non-destructive monitoring of ethylene vinyl acetate crosslinking in PV-modules by luminescence spectroscopy

Non-destructive monitoring of ethylene vinyl acetate crosslinking in PV-modules by luminescence... This work reports on the prospects of using luminescence spectroscopy as a non-destructive method for the characterization of ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer (EVA) crosslinking in photovoltaic (PV) modules. Luminescence has the potential to be easily applied in-line for monitoring purposes, e.g. during manufacturing. We investigate the correlation of luminescence, Raman spectroscopy and differential scanning calorimetry with the EVA crosslinking. We show that all these methods, including the luminescence method, show a good correlation with the hold time during the lamination process. Furthermore, time-dependent luminescence measurements are introduced. These make use of the fact that the luminescence decreases upon the ultraviolet irradiation during the measurement. In contrast to steady-state luminescence, this facilitates measurements that are inherently less dependent on possible interfering signal artifacts, as these may occur in industrial PV modules due to other components of the PV module. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Polymer Research Springer Journals

Non-destructive monitoring of ethylene vinyl acetate crosslinking in PV-modules by luminescence spectroscopy

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature
Subject
Chemistry; Polymer Sciences; Industrial Chemistry/Chemical Engineering; Characterization and Evaluation of Materials
ISSN
1022-9760
eISSN
1572-8935
D.O.I.
10.1007/s10965-017-1409-y
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Abstract

This work reports on the prospects of using luminescence spectroscopy as a non-destructive method for the characterization of ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer (EVA) crosslinking in photovoltaic (PV) modules. Luminescence has the potential to be easily applied in-line for monitoring purposes, e.g. during manufacturing. We investigate the correlation of luminescence, Raman spectroscopy and differential scanning calorimetry with the EVA crosslinking. We show that all these methods, including the luminescence method, show a good correlation with the hold time during the lamination process. Furthermore, time-dependent luminescence measurements are introduced. These make use of the fact that the luminescence decreases upon the ultraviolet irradiation during the measurement. In contrast to steady-state luminescence, this facilitates measurements that are inherently less dependent on possible interfering signal artifacts, as these may occur in industrial PV modules due to other components of the PV module.

Journal

Journal of Polymer ResearchSpringer Journals

Published: Nov 30, 2017

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