Search Google Appliance

Electronic Materials

Electronic Materials

This is a multi-user, fee-based facility that includes a line of state-of-the-art tools and instruments for solution-based fabrication of electronic and optoelectronic devices, including polymer- and perovskite-based photovoltaic cells, and for characterization of their performance. The laboratory also offers a range of analytical techniques for characterization of optical, electronic structure, electrical, and electrochemical properties of materials.

  • BASi Epsilon Basic with C3-cell stand

    A Potentiostat/galvanostats/potentiometer that enables:

    • Linear Sweep Voltammetry
    • Chronoamperometry/Chronocoulometry
    • Controlled Potential Electrolysis
    • DC Potential Amperometr
    • Chronopotentiometry
    • Open Circuit Potential vs. Time methods in pulse, square wave, and stripping modes

    This instrument is the most common techniques for electrochemical characterization of new redox systems.

    basinc.com

  • Device fabrication line

    The following tools and resources are available in the EM&D Center for fabrication of devices:

    • Materials storage cabinet (N2 purged)
    • Analytical Balances (A&D, model HR-60)
    • Ultrasonic cleaner (Branson, Model 4200) - used to remove assortment of organic contaminants from a variety of surfaces including the Indium Tin Oxide - coated glass substrates typically used in the process of organic solar cell fabrication.
    • StableTemp Gravity Convection Oven (used for glass baking, Cole-Parmer, Model UX-52120-02)
    • UV/Ozone Cleaner (Jelight Company Inc., UVO Cleaner)
    • Spin-coater (Specialty Coating Systems, Spincoat G3P-8) for aqueous solution - a compact spin-coater that provides the ability to hold your product wafer with a vacuum chuck and spin that chuck at precise speeds and for controlled periods of time. The user-friendly settings and available multiple operation steps, with each step being extremely repeatable and settable to 0.1 sec, give a freedom of varying the deposition conditions for optimizing the morphology of deposited films.
    • Precision Hot Plate (Electronic Microsystems LTD, model 1000-1) - for film annealing at temperatures from 50°C to 150°C and with accuracy to ±1% across working surface.
    • Laboratory Vacuum Oven (Lindberg/Blue M, model VO914SA-1) – designed for drying, curing, outgassing, aging, process control and other applications which require elevated temperature in reduced atmospheres or vacuum/purge with non-flammable and inert atmospheres

    The subsequent device fabrication steps are typically done inside of the glove box system. Our custom-designed, two-compartment glove box system (MBraun) is operated using nitrogen gas and enables the users to store and handle substances which are sensitive to oxygen and/or moisture in non-reactive atmosphere of < 1 ppm.

    The following instruments for device fabrication are located inside the glove box system:

    • Spin-coater (Specialty Coating Systems, Spincoat G3P-8) – for spin-coating of active layers
    • Precision Hot Plate (Electronic Microsystems LTD, model 1000-1) – for pre-annealing of active layers and post-annealing of photovoltaic devices
    • Two-Source Thermal Evaporator (MBraun) – for metal and metal oxide film deposition
    • E-beam Evaporator (MDC vacuum products) – for metal and metal oxide film deposition
  • Agilent 4294A Impedance Analyzer

    Provides measurements of impedance (conductivity, reactivity).

    • Frequency: 40 Hz to 110 MHz
    • Basic accuracy: +/- 0.08 %

    keysight.com

  • Photon Technology International (PTI) Photoluminescence Spectrometer

    This spectrometer utilizes an “open architecture” design that has been configured to include the PTI’s QuantaMaster&mark; Spectrofluorometer and TimeMaster&mark; Lifetime Fluorometer to measure steady-state fluorescence and phosphorescence as well as fluorescence and phosphorescence lifetimes.

  • Newport/Oriel Instruments QE-PV-SI Measurement Kit

    The instrument consists of a 150 W Xe arc lamp, monochromator and a calibrated silicon reference cell with power meter. It is used for Quantum efficiency (QE) / Incident Photon to Charge Carrier Efficiency (IPCE) measurement for solar cells, detectors, or any other photon-to-charge converting device over the 400 - 1100 nm spectral range. Two configurations of the instrument, in a dc and ac modes, allow for testing photovoltaic devices with long photo-response times and with low power conversion efficiencies, respectively. The current device configuration is "dc".

    newport.com

  • Solar Simulator 1 and I-V station (in glovebox)

    300W Solar Simulator, equipped with AM1.5G spectral correction filter - produces a uniform, collimated, 2x2 inch output beam with close spectral match to sunlight and with a power equivalent to up to ~2 Suns. The KG5-filtered Silicon reference cell (Newport/Oriel, Model 91150V) is used for the irradiance calibration. The current-voltage characteristics of the solar cells under standard illumination conditions are measured using the SourceMeter (Keithley, model 2400).

    • Model: 91160, (Newport/Oriel Instruments)
    • Source-Meter 2400 (Keithley)

    newport.coms

  • Solar Simulator 2 and I-V station (in air)

    300W Solar Simulator equipped with AM1.5G spectral correction filter - produces a uniform, collimated, 2x2 inch output beam with close spectral match to sunlight and with a power equivalent to up to ~2 Suns. The KG5-filtered Silicon reference cell (Newport/Oriel, Model 91150V) is used for the irradiance calibration. The current-voltage characteristics of the solar cells under standard illumination condition.

    • SOL2A (Newport/Oriel)
    • SourceMeter 2635 (Keithley)

    newport.coms

  • Spincoat G3P-8 (Specialty coating systems)

     

    scscoatings.com

  • KLA Tencor Alpha-Step IQ Surface Profiler

    A computerized, high-sensitivity stylus-based surface profiler that features the ability to measure micro-roughness, with up to 1 Å or less resolution, over short distances, and waviness in a scan over a full surface length of 10 mm, as well as step-height in a variety of applications.

    • Highest vertical range at 1200 μm
    • Low force measurements at 0.03 to 15 mg
    • Step height repeatability of 5 Å on a 1 μm step
    • High resolution 5 MP color camera with 4x digital zoom

    kla-tencor.com

  • Custom-built Time-of-Flight

    The instrument is based on pulsed Nd:YAG laser (Surelite II-10, Continuum Lasers), and provides measurements of electron and hole mobilities in materials with low intrinsic charge carrier density. The instrument is equipped with an INSTEC HSC302 hotstage and an mK1000 temperature controller for temperature-dependent measurements of mobilities which allows to do the measurements in the range from a room temperature to 400°C.

  • MBRAUN Thermal Evaporator

    Two-source thermal evaporator. Common materials used for evaporation are Al, Au, Ag, Ca, LiF, MoO3, Cu.

    mbraun.com

  • Ultraviolet Photoelectron Spectroscopy

    A UHV-based, m in the Ultraviolet Photoelectron Spectroscopy configuration, provides spectral analysis of kinetic/binding energies of electrons emitted from the material surface under the UV (He I line, 21.2 eV) photo-excitation. The instrument is equipped with an Ar+ sputtering gun and state-of-the-art ZalarTM for depth-profiling.

    • ESCA+S, Electron Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis Instrument

    scientaomicron.com

  • Shimadzu UV-3600 UV-VIS-NIR Spectrophotometer

    The instrument provides the measurements of transmittance for solutions and thin-film samples over the spectral range from 185 nm to 3300 nm. TCC-240A thermo-electrically temperature-controlled cell holder provides a range of temperature control from 7° to 60° Celsius. The specular reflectance attachment enables precise and convenient measurements of reflectance. The Praying-MantisTM diffuse reflection accessory enables reliable diffuse reflectance studies of powders and other rough-surface solid samples as well as of solutions with high scattering.

    shimadzu.com

  Campus Users Other Academic Institutions Industry
Unassisted Use - Hourly Rates
Omicron UPS $40 $50 $100
Shimadzu UV vis NIR Spectrometer $15 $17.50 $25
PTI PL Spectrometer $15 $17.50 $25
SCS Spin Coater $10 $12.50 $20
Mbraun Thermal Evaporator $20 $25 $40
Oriel Solar Simulator $20 $25 $30
Newport QE Station $20 $25 $25
Basic CV Instrument $20 $25 $30
TOF Instrument $40 $50 $75
Agilent Impedance Analyzer $25 $40 $50
Oriel Solar Simulator 2 $20 $25 $30
  Campus Users Other Academic Institutions Industry
Assisted Use - Hourly Rates
Omicron UPS $60 $75 $200
Shimadzu UV vis NIR Spectrometer $20 $25 $50
PTI PL Spectrometer $20 $25 $50
SCS Spin Coater $15 $18.75 $40
Mbraun Thermal Evaporator $30 $37.5 $80
Oriel Solar Simulator $30 $37.5 $60
Newport QE Station $30 $37.5 $50
Basic CV Instrument $30 $37.5 $60
TOF Instrument $80 $75 $100
Agilent Impedance Analyzer $50 $60 $100
Oriel Solar Simulator 2 $30 $35 $60
  Campus Users Other Academic Institutions Industry
Material Charges
Materials for Electronic Device Fabrication $1200/annual $125/day $250/day
Materials for UPS Sample Fabrication $250/annual $75/day $150/day
Supplied Materials for Thermal Evaporation (Au) $50/pellet $50/pellet $50/pellet.
Supplied Materials for Thermal Evaporation (Ag)
($50 minimum)
$5/pellet $5/pellet $5/pellet
ITO Substrates $4/pc $4/pc $5/pc
Other Materials Used
(gold, silver, etc.)
at cost at cost at cost
Rates are subject to change, contact facility to verify current fees.


FY19 Specialized Service Center Approved Fees

Facility Online Manager (FOM) (access and reservations)