UV/Visible/NIR Spectrophotometer (Shimadzu 3600)

UV Visible-3600 is a spectrophotometer which determines the spectral response of a material with three detectors, consisting of a PMT (photomultiplier tube) for the ultraviolet and visible regions and InGaAs and cooled PbS detectors for the near-infrared region. The wide wavelength range of 185 to 3,300 nm enables measurement across the ultraviolet, visible, and near-infrared regions. This instrument can perform spectrophotometry for a variety of applications.

Sample Experiments
• Determining the absorption, transmittance and reflectance spectra of a solution.
• Determining the concentration of a solution using Beer Lambert Law.
• Determining the absorption, transmittance and reflectance spectra of a thin film.

Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometer

The improvements in interferometer and detector design, the IRTracer-100 offers high sensitivity. This sensitivity combined with the Lab Solutions IR Contaminant Analysis Macro enables easier, quicker and more accurate analysis of small samples resolution, and high-speed scanning capable of 20 spectra/second. FTIR spectrometers (Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer) are widely used in organic synthesis, polymer science, petrochemical engineering, pharmaceutical industry and food analysis.

Sample Experiments
• High Speed monitoring of curing reaction in UV-Irradiated resin by rapid scan.
• Investigation of additives in plastic by FTIR-ATR Spectroscopy.

Solar Simulator and I-V Measurement system

Solar simulator is used to find the I-V curves and hence efficiency of solar cells. It provides a continuous simulated light source under AM1.0 conditions. Simulator Performance Standard Photovoltaic (PV) cells, like single & multi crystalline silicon, thin-film, dye-sensitized, III-V and organic solar cells are required to have highly efficient performance.


Sample Experiments
• Measurement of current-voltage characteristics of crystalline silicon solar cells
• Analyze the IV characteristics at different series/parallel combinations.
• Measuring the parameters of a solar PV module under controlled luminary (change in illumination levels)
• Analyze the behaviour of solar cells under different temperature levels
• Measurement of dark IV characteristics of the solar cells
• Measurement of IV characteristics at constant load with change in illumination to analyze the deviation of operating points from maximum power point.

Solar Probe Station

• 4'' Probe Station main body.
• 4" Vacuum Chuck
• Chuck X/Y Stage: 3" x 3" Travel
• Chuck Up/Down
• Chuck Theta adjustable
• Able to measure under microscope or Solar Simulator.


Micro Test High precision Impedance Analyzer 6630-5G

• Signal source frequency range: DC 10Hz -30MHz
• Signal source grade: 10mV ~ 2V / 200μA ~ 20mA
• Basic accuracy up to ±0.08%
• ALC function
• Output resistance 25Ω/100Ω, switchable
• Parameters: |Z|, |Y|, θ, R, X, G, B, L, C, D, Q, DCR, ESR, Vac, Iac, Vdc, Idc, ε and μr
• Ultra-high measuring speed <3ms
• Open circuit/short circuit/load calibration function
• Electric meter mode, multistep list mode, scan & analyze mode
• Up to four component parameters can be selected in the electric meter mode. The induction and DCR values can be measured and displayed simultaneously
• Auto component classification: Comparator function and Handler BIN classification function
• Up to 50 sets of multistep list programs can be stored in the permanent memory and up to 15 test steps can be arranged in each program
• Rapid automation and data access function is realizable for USB, LAN, GPIB and RS232 interfaces
• PC connection data analysis software is available optionally
• 7" 800480 TFT LCD color screen • Ultra-light design: 336147* 340mm, 3kg
• Ultra-low power consumption (<30W) without fans and zero noise


Solar Cell External Quantum Efficiency measuring device IPCE (EQE)

This system is suitable for measuring EQE (External Quantum Efficiency) of solar cell. Quantum efficiency (QE) – also referred to as Incident Photon to Charge Carrier Efficiency (IPCE) - indicates the ratio of the number of photons incident on a solar cell to the number of generated charge carriers.
In order to understand the conversion efficiency as a function of the wavelength of light impingent on the cell, the QE/IPCE measurement is critical for materials research and cell design.

Learning Outcomes
• To developing a deep understanding and sound expertise in measurement of the External Quantum Efficiency of photovoltaic cells.
• To view the detailed operation of the EQE measurement, and the impact of bandgap on expected current density under solar irradiation.
Sample Experiments
• External Quantum Efficiency Measurement of a photodiode
• External Quantum Efficiency Measurement of a CdTe Solar cell.