Equipment & Facilities

Solar Simulator and Characterization

Incident photon to current efficiencies (IPCE) / external quantum efficiency (EQE)

  • wavelength range 200 – 1100 nm (Can be extended to longer wavelengths if researcher supplies calibrated diode)
  • DC system (an internal shutter is software programmable)

AM 1.5G solar simulator

  • maximum ~1.5 suns (150 mW/cm2) with 1x1 cm sample
  • neutral density filters can be used to modulate light intensity 

Accessories

  • motorized filter wheel
  • neutral density filters
    • OD 0.3 (Newport FRQ-ND03)
    • OD 1.0 (Newport FRQ-ND10)
  • long-pass filters
    • 395 nm (Newport 10CGA-395)
    • 400 nm (Newport 10CGA-400)
    • 455 nm (Newport 10CGA-455)
  • fiber optic output (cannot be used for calibrated AM1.5G)
  • calibrated diode for AM1.5G and monochromatic 200-1100 nm

Software-controlled system

  • Keithley 2400-C sourcemeter – data collection
  • Proprietary and Labview software

UV-Visible-NIR Spectrophotometer

Shimadzu 2600+ integrating sphere 

Range = 185-900 nm (without integrating sphere)

            = 220-1400 nm (with integrating sphere)

Accessories

  • integrating sphere (Visible + NIR detector)
  • Solid-state sample holder for transmission thru glass slides/films

Paragon SC3 High Temperature Oven
Digitally controlled
Programmable multi-temperature ramps and sequences up to 1000oC
~8 x 8 x 8” internal volume

Spectrophotometer

Shimadzu 2600+ integrating sphere 

Range = 185-900 nm (without integrating sphere)

            = 220-1400 nm (with integrating sphere)

Accessories

  • integrating sphere (Visible + NIR detector)
  • Solid-state sample holder for transmission thru glass slides/films

Paragon SC3 High Temperature Oven

Digitally controlled
Programmable multi-temperature ramps and sequences up to 1000oC
~8 x 8 x 8” internal volume

Branson S-450A Sonifier

400 Watt
Ultrasonicator, homogenizer, sonic horn, sonifier, emulsifier, cell disruptor
1/8” tapered microtip

E-chem Instruments

Princeton Applied Research  PARSTAT4000 potentiostat/galvanostat, equipped for Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy measurements and analysis (Z-View software).

HPLC

Semi-preparative HPLC-system (Gilson), equipped with a multipurpose 215-Liquid Handler.
Capability for analytical (reverse phase C18, and HILIC conditions) and semi-preparative (reverse phase C18) applications.

Solvent System

Solvent System
Innovative Technology Pure Solv MD-5 solvent purification system.
Currently available solvents:
Dichloromethane, Tetrahydrofuran, Toluene, Methanol and Acetonitrile.

Spin Coater

Model: WS-650 Mz – 23 NPP Laurell