LAPS Laboratory (Laboratory for Photovoltaics and Solid State Physics)

The lab has is core business on the preparation, fabrication and characterization of second generation thin film solar cells. The laboratory is equipped with many different vacuum deposition machines, and electrical and morphological characterization instruments. The laboratory has also a new different area on the characterization on biological samples and nanostructures by atomic force microscopy. The laboratory is equipped with thin film deposition machines, such as: -RF sputtering system, fully automated -Vacuum co-evaporation system (4 sources) -Vacuum deposition system with two sources -Vacuum coating system (for metal contacting) -Chemical Bath Deposition System -Spin Coating system Characterization techniques available in the laboratory: Two Atomic Force Microscopy systems: - 1 for inorganic materials - 2 for organic materials (also available for scanning in liquid solution) Current-Voltage measurement system with solar simulator Capacitance Voltage measurement system with cryostat (also Drive level capacitance profiling measurement is available) 4 point probe sheet resistance measurement.