Dye Solar and Cell Characterization Lab

The Dye Solar and Cell Characterization Lab is equipped to perform detailed electrochemical and spectroelectrochemical characterization of semiconductors thin film and electrochemical devices and includes tools for the identification of critical figures of merit of photovoltaic devices.

The person in charge for the lab is Mr. Francesco De Donato

Dye Solar lab

Glove box

Processing and characterization of Dye Solar Cells can be performed in ambient or in a Argon glove box.

Screen Printer AUREL 900

Spin coating and screen printing of Dye Solar Cells are performed with a Screen Printer AUREL 900.

Profilometer Dektak XT

Dektak XT profilometer equipped with Bruker’s intuitive Vision64.

Rheometer Anton Paar – PHYSICA MCR 301

MCR rheometers are based on rotational and oscillatory mode with low friction bearing and normal force sensor for any type or combination of rheological tests.

Dyesol Automated Seal Applicator

For sealing the Dye in between the two transparent electrode for the realization of a Solar Cell.

Cell Characterization Lab

Dyesol’s Light Soaking Chamber

Dyesol’s Light Soaking Chamber to illuminate solar cell with emulated sunlight, accelerate cell aging, and conduct long term performance and stability testing of solar cells or modules.

Solar simulator

A class AAA solar simulator - 4 inches beam size - coupled with a Keithley 2440 to measure I-V characteristics of photovoltaic devices under AM 1.5 conditions.

Potentiostat/galvanostat Autolab 302N

A potentiostat/galvanostat Autolab 302N equipped with FRA 32M module for Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) analysis in dark/light conditions and at variable temperatures.

The potentiostat is equipped with a set up for Intensity Modulated Photocurrent Spectroscopy (IMPS) and Intensity Modulated Photovoltage Spectroscopy (IMVS) (white or colored illumination).

Spectrophotometer Cary Uv-Vis-NIR

The Cary is a high performance UV-Vis-NIR spectrophotometer with superb photometric performance in the 175-3300 nm range. Using a PbSmart detector, the Cary 5000 extends its NIR range to 3300 nm making it a powerful tool for materials science research.


The lab is equipped with optically transparent thin-layer electrochemical (OTTLE) cells for UV-Vis-NIR spectro-electro-chemistry.