MountainsMap® Example Applications

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Solar cell pyramids – visualization of 3D surface topography

3D confocal microscope + MountainsMap® Imaging Topography software

Input Data

  • Topography (x, y, z) of solar cell.
  • Results

  • 3D view of surface topography with color-coded z axis.
  • Overlay of color image of solar cell on 3D topography.
  • Enhanced rendering at different overlay transparency levels.
  • Ready for further analysis (for example geometric analysis).
  • Mountains® tools used

  • 3D view of surface topography.
  • Color image overlay.

  • Images courtesy of Carl Zeiss

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    3D Optical

    3D Optical Profilers

    3D Scanning

    3D Scanning Profilometers


    AFM (atomic force microscope)


    SEM (scanning electron microscope)


    Hyperspectal microscopes


    2D Profilometers

    Correlative Studies

    3D Optical Profiler + SEM (scanning electron microscope)

    AFM-IR (atomic force microscope with tunable pulsed infrared source)

    STM (scanning tunneling microscope) + SEM (scanning electron microscope)

    AFM (atomic force microscope) + SEM (scanning electron microscope)

    AFM (atomic force microscope) + fluorescence microscope

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