Lab tour

An overview of our laboratories and the equipment available.

Microcavity spectroscopy system, used to measure the reflectivity and photoluminescence emission of organic-semiconductor microcavities and other photonic structures as a function of angle and temperature (room-temperature to liquid nitrogen).

The device fabrication laboratory.

The I22 beam line at the Diamond Light Source in Oxfordshire. We regularly access synchrotron facilities to study semiconductor thin films using grading incidence X-ray scattering techniques.

Our newly renovated clean-room, containing an Angstrom Engineering glove-box deposition system.

Preparation of perovskite PV devices in our dedicated clean-room.

Our solar simulator and quantum efficiency testing station used in the evaluation of organic photovoltaic devices.

Spray-casting is a scalable technique. Less wasteful than spin-casting. Already routinely used in manufacture, for example in automotive and graphic arts.

Thin-film deposition of new materials is typically investigated first by use of a spin-coater before scale-up.