Integrated photovoltaic workstation

The workstation features (i) synthesis, spincoating and annealing area; (ii) thermal evaporator for deposition of conductive metals. Thus far, polymer, all-carbon and perovskite photovoltaics are the major systems we are working on. 

Laminar Fume hood

features a UV/Ozone surface cleaner, programmable spin-coater and hotplates for coating of modification layers, such as PEDOT:PSS and metal oxide based nanoparticles.

Veeco Dektak 150

provides capabilities of establishing surface variation in a line-scan and mapping fashion.  

Lakeshore field effect transistor transport measurement

enables the quantitative characterizations of charge nobilities of various polarities for a wide range of thin film field effect transistors, including polymers, metal oxides, semiconductors and perovskites in both low temperature and high vacuum environments.  

QE-R IPCE  System

From Enli Tech. Inc (Taiwan), is a multifunctional work station for Photovoltaic measurement in tandem with determining the absolute external quantum efficiency (E.Q.E.) of photovoltaic device. It’s now used by target  research center and solar  cell   manufacturers  to improve the  conversion  efficiency.  

Raman Touch from Nanophoton

RAMAN-Touch, fromNanophoton (Japan) is top-of-the-line characterization tools for carbon based research. It features a new proprietary imaging mechanism that provides innovative Raman imaging instead of the traditional, time-consuming Raman mapping. The optical system, housed in a compact body, has been designed so as to automated various operations.

Agilent UV/Vis Spectroscopy 8453

The Agilent 8453 UV-Visible spectrophotometer uses a photodiode array (PDA) for simultaneous measurement of the complete ultra-violet to visible light spectrum in less than one second. The PDA technique brings exceptional reliability and repeatability.

Q700 Tip Sonicator

The new Q700 is the most technologically advanced sonicator available today. A state-of-the-art touch screen interface offers intuitive control and provides a user-friendly experience. The most important feature of a Sonicator is reproducibility. Improved internal circuitry guarantees more efficient operation, sample-to-sample consistency and most importantly, a reliable end result.

Mbraun Glove box

The Mbraun glovebox provides an integrated platform for processing, fabrication and measurement of solar cells and battery systems. The 4-glove station also features an embedded spin-coater for polymer based photovoltaic applications. 

Solar-to-fuel work station

An integrated solar-to-fuel and solar-to-electricity characterization station offers accurate measurement of output characteristics. The instrument is capable of measuring photo response (IQE & EQE & PCE & STH) spanning the entire solar spectrum, ranging from UV to near IR.  

High Throughput Electromechanical Assembly

Electromechanical Assembly enables the synergistic coupling of dissimilar functional building blocks to afford unprecedented material properties at nano-to-micro scale. 

Leica DM-2500 Optical Microscopy

The Leica DM2500 microscope is the ultimate tool for demanding tasks in pathology, cytology, haematology, and even for basic research applications. With its powerful 100W illumination, high-quality optical performance,  and state of the art accessories, the Leica DM2500 is especially well suited for nanotechnology that requires differential interference contrast or high-performance fluorescence.

MTI OTF-1200X-S50-LVT CVD Tube Furnace

OTF-1200X-S50-LVT high temperature vacuum tube furnace is a split tube furnace for heating samples up to 1200°C. KF25 Gas Outlet and Digital Vacuum Gauge on the right flange connecting a 226L/m Mechanical Pump and Pump Filter while 1/4” barb gas inlet on the left, allows the furnace to heat sample in vacuum upto 1E-2 Torr or flowing gas. In addition,OMEGA 1/4’’ O.D K Type Thermal Couple comes to the left flange, can be inserted inside the tube to exactly measure the sample’s temperature by the readout from the OMEGA Calibrator. Precision temperature controller will provide 30 segments heating and cooling steps with +/- 1 °C accuracy.

NIR Emitter

The underlying principle of NIR-Technology resembles the way a microwave oven works. Microwaves activate the water molecules directly, in contrast to a conventional oven that has to heat up before the energy reaches the target costing or substrate. However, NIR-Technology’s electromagnetic waves have an effect not only on water, as do microwaves, but also, at the highest energy density, molecules of various substances. As a result, NIR-Technology can be implemented in a multitude of industrial processes using near-infrared radiation.