Printed Electronics and Solar Cells Laboratory

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Printed Electronics and Solar Cells Laboratory

The mission of the laboratory is to facilitate research on the next generation solar cells and printed electronic components, which are based on organic and inorganic nanomaterials.

The laboratory team works on development of the novel nanomaterials for efficient harvesting of solar irradiation and for conductive electrodes.

Moreover the laboratory will focus on the development of the prototype structures of printed solar cells, low-cost sensors, lighting elements, printed batteries, and other printed functional elements.

Processing of these components in Printed Electronics and Solar Cells Laboratory is based on low-cost inkjet printing techniques. The facility is equipped with unique laboratory- scale production line for processing of the organic and hybrid solar cells and printed electronic components. Research may be carried out in protective atmosphere at the processing
line integrated with glove boxes system.

Analysis of the properties of organic materials and semiconductor nanoparticles

for applications in photovoltaics and printed electronic components

Development of functional inks

based on semiconductor and organic nanoparticles for ink-jet printing method

Characterisation and advanced modelling

of optical and electrical properties of various types of photovoltaic solar cells

In cooperation with the industrial partner

we offer development of the prototypes of printed electronic components (sensors, RFID antennae, lighting elements, printed batteries

Electrochemical measurements

potentiostatic/galvanostatic and impedance spectroscopy of electrochemical devices, e.g. batteries, supercapacitors

System of connected glove-boxes

with protective oxygen- and moisture-free atmosphere

  • integrated vacuum system for deposition of thin films with thermal evaporationa and electron beam thermal evaporation
  • programmable spin-coater

High precision ink-jet printer

PiXDRO LP50 for organic and inorganic materials deposition

  • built-in setup for optimization of drop generation process
  • camera for fast inspection of printed structures
  • compatible printheads: Fujifilm Dimatix Spectra SE, SM, SL; Konica Minolta KM512
  • range of generated drops volume: 4-200 pl
  • working table size: 210 x 310 mm
  • maximum substrate temperature: 90 °C
  • precision of printhead positioning: 5 µm
  • feature size: down to ~20 µm

Laboratory setup for inks fabrication

based on metallic and semiconducting nanoparticles for ink-jet printing, made by wet chemistry methods

High precision dispensing robot

Fisnar F4200N for medium/high viscosity materials deposition.

  • working area XYZ (mm): 200 x 200 x 50
  • maximum speed XY/Z: 500/200 mm/s
  • repeatability: +/- 0,02 mm
  • resolution: 0,001 mm
  • memory: 100 programmes, 50 000 steps/program
  • external connections: USB/RS232

System for current-voltage measurements

of solar cells with solar radiation simulator in AAA class

  • size of illuminated area [mm x mm]: 80 x 80
  • adjustable illumination intensity: max. 1000 W/m2

System for measurement of spectral response of solar cells

Bentham PVE300

  • size of measurement spot: 0,2-7 mm
  • wavelength range: 300-2500 nm
  • sample holder with controlled temperature size [cm x cm]: 20×20

System for electrochemical measurements

multichannel potentiostat/galvanostat/impedance spectroscopy BioLogic VMP3

  • up to 16 independent channels
  • voltage range: [-20;0]V, [0;+20]V with resolution 5 μV
  • current range: 10 μA – 400 mA (extention to 5 A) with resolution 760 pA
  • low-current measurements: 4 ranges 1 μA – 1 nA with resolution 76 fA
  • frequency range: 10 µHz – 1 MHz

Tabletop system

for transmission and reflection of thin films

Vacuum dryer

 

Ageing chamber

SUNTEST CPS+ for fast degradation investigations under simulated sun radiation

  • xenon lamp 1500 W cooled with air
  • working area: 560 cm2
  • range of control and measurement of radiation: 300-800 nm
  • temperature control in the range 45-100 °C

UV chamber

Andrzej Chuchmała, PhD Eng

Contact:

  • e-mail: andrzej.chuchmala@eitplus.pl
  • phone no.: (48) 717347158
  • room: 3.33 (building 3)

Bibliographic info: 

  • publications: 13
  • h-index: 6

Research experience and interests:

  • PhD (2011) – Wroclaw University of Technology, Faculty of Electrical Engineering
  • MSc Eng (2006) –Wrocław University of Technology, Faculty of Fundamental Problem of Technology, specialty: Solid State Physics
  • Participation in scientific projects:

NanoMat task 12.1 – researcher

NanoMat task 12.2 – task leader

NanoMat task 12.3 – task leader

CMOT – coordinator at the side of WRC EIT+.

  • Fabrication and characterization of printed electronics elements.
  • Synthesis and characterization of graphene-based materials.
  • AC/DC electrical measurements.

Magdalena Dusza, MSc

Contact:

  • e-mail: magdalena.dusza@eitplus.pl
  • phone no.: (48) 717347155
  • room: 3.33 (budynek 3)

Bibliographic info: 

  • publications: 5

Research experience and interests:

  • Graduate of the Faculty of Chemistry at the University of Wrocław with the specialty of biological chemistry (2013)
  • Participation in scientific projects NanoMat and CMOT
  • Nanomaterials synthesis, especially in synthesis of quantum dots and silver nanoparticles
  • Synthesis of nanoscale phosphors doped with lanthanide ions using ionic liquids and characterizations of luminescent properties of compounds
  • Fabrication and characterization of organic and perovskite solar cells
  • Optical spectroscopic () and structural analyses (XRD, SEM), thermal evaporation techniques

Łukasz Baisinger, MSc Eng

Contact:

  • e-mail: lukasz.baisinger@eitplus.pl
  • phone no.: (48) 717347249
  • room: 3.33 (budynek 3)

Bibliographic info: 

  • publications: 0

Research experience and interests:

  • Graduate of the Faculty of Microsystems Electronics and Photonics on Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, with the specialty of Optoelectronics and Optical Fibre Technique (2015)
  • Participation in scientific projects NanoMat and CMOT
  • Manufacturing of layers and structures via digital InkJet printing technique and their characterization
  • Synthesis of graphene oxide and it’s modification

Marcin Palewicz, PhD. Eng.

Contact:

  • e-mail: marcin.palewicz@eitplus.pl
  • phone no.: (48) 71 734 – 7157
  • room: 3.33 (building 3)

Bibliographic info: 

  • publications: 32
  • h index: 10

Research experience and interests:

  • PhD studies on the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Discipline: Electrical Engineering.
  • studies on the Faculty of Fundamental Problems of Technology at Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Physics with specialization in Solid State Physics.
  • Participation in scientific projects:
    • CMOT (International);
    • Nanomat – Tasks: 9., 12.1., 12.2., 12.4.;
    • POF – PBS1/A5/27/2012;
    • POLONIUM (International);
    • PhD grant.
  • Preparation and characterization of third generation organic solar cells in laboratory scale.
  • Modification, activation and cleaning of substrates by plasma methods and equipment.
  • Optical and impedance spectroscopy.
  • DC/AC measurements techniques.
  • Structural characterization of substrates and thin layers.
  • Spreading thin metallic and oxides films by thermal evaporation techniques.
  • Application of localized surface plasmon resonance in third generation solar cells and optoelectronic devices.
  • Organic-inorganic thin films for energy storage devices.

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Posted by Agata Kołacz, Posted on 08.10.2015
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