A manual lever makes is used to make the Z movement to be in contact with the sample, with a repeatability of the order of one micron. In addition, a control wheel located on the right side allows to precisely refine the Z movement. The sample is mounted on a movable support, which makes it possible to be places under the four point probe head easily between each measuring point.
- A micro-switch insures that the current will be injected only after contact of the 4 needles
- The measurement itself is provided from an external sourcemeter and voltmeter typically Keithley family (supplied upon version)
- The system is modular including the measurement and display onto a PC
Th software manages the tests, displays results and allows printouts or export of the data. The user inputs the size and shape of the sample, edge exclusion and number of points to be tested. The user may also define pass/fail criteria and which parameter (Sheet Resistance, Resistivity, or V/I) to display. A graphic picture of the target probe points is displayed. Prompts tell user to move to the next position. Upon completion of testing all points, the average, standard deviation, minimum and maximum are prominently displayed. Upon completion, a summary report may be printed showing the data and pass/fail status.