Industrial Wet Chemistry (IWC) Laboratory

The 190 m2, class 100,000 IWC cleanroom consists of two separate labs, housing activities by the Novel PV Concepts Cluster and the Silicon Materials and Cells Cluster.

Organic Solar Cell Laboratory

This laboratory is dedicated to the fabrication and characterisation of organic solar cells. A three-compartment glove box with a controlled N2 environment (less than 1 ppm O2 and moisture) houses coating and testing equipment such as a thermal evaporator for substrates up to 25 cm × 25 cm and a solar cell I-V tester.

Impedance analyser

A high-precision analytical tool for quality control and device characterisation, revealing the charge carrier dynamics in solar cells. In combination with a physics-based framework developed at SERIS, the impedance analyser can extract physical parameters that reflect fundamental electronic processes in a wide range of solar cells.

Other equipment in the lab include:

  • Spin coaters (maximum substrate size of 10 cm x 10 cm)
  • Photoluminescence setup
  • EQE measurement setup
  • Absorption measurement setup

Compartmental glovebox

Impedance analyser

Liquid Coating Technology Laboratory

The laboratory is equipped for developing liquid-based functional coatings for solar applications. The equipment enables the synthesis of solutions, vacuum-free deposition of thin films, and their consolidation. Key tools include:

Spray coater

Single-sided coatings on substrates up to 75 cm x 50 cm.

Dip coater

Double-sided layers on substrates up to 20 cm x 30 cm.

Other equipment in the lab:

  • Spin coater
  • Fume hoods
  • Viscometer
  • Furnace
  • Rotary evaporator
  • Ultrasonic cleaner
  • Weighing balances
  • Stirring hotplates

Loading samples into the furnace

Industrial Wet Chemistry Laboratory

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