Optoelectronics and Device Fabrication Lab
The School of Polymer Science and Engineering operates laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation for optical, electronic, and magnetic characterization of new materials and device fabrication and engineering capabilities. These labs are equipped with a glovebox integrated EvoVac PVD system with thermal evaporation, electron beam evaporation, and RF and DC sputtering. A Bruker 80v vacuum FTIR spectrometer equipped with optical components to connect the mid and far infrared (IR) (10 cm-1), Agilent CARY 5000 UV-Vis-NIR (175-3300 nm), and characterization capabilities (including diode, transistor, photodetector, and solar cell) that extend into the IR, provide tools to study new detection and transduction materials, and engineer state of the art devices.
A cryogen-free AC/DC Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID) magnetometer is indispensable for evaluating the magnetic properties of materials and studying electron spin interactions.
A micromanipulated cryogenic probe station with vertical field superconducting magnet provides precise measurements over a broad range of temperature and magnetic field conditions for new materials.