Photovoltaic Education Laboratory

​The Photovoltaic Education (PVEd) Lab is designed to give new researchers a dedicated learning space to learn the fundamental solar characterization and spectroscopic techniques. The KSC's Summer Internship School takes place in this lab, as well as practical lessons for Masters Students.


  • Cary 5000 UV-Vis-NIR Spectrophotometer
    Cary 5000 UV-Vis-NIR Spectrophotometer A high performance UV-Vis-NIR spectrophotometer. Using two light sources (Deuterium UV lamp and QI Vis lamp) on the excitation side and a photomultiplier tube and a PbS NIR detector on the detection side, it can measure the optical transmittance of thin-films and liquids in the extended photometric range 175 – 3300 nm.
  • Horiba FluoroMax 4 Spectrofluorometer
    Horiba FluoroMax 4 Spectrofluorometer Steady-state emission spectrometer covering 200-850 nm spectral range with less than 0.1nm spectral resolution. The instrument is controlled by FluorEssenceTM software with Origin embedded for sophisticated data analysis.
  • BoTest LIV
    BoTest LIV The LIV from BoTest is a system for functionality testing of organic electronics. It establishes characterization data for OLEDs, OPVs, organic sensors, and other organic semiconductor devices.
  • Newport Oriel IQE-200 Brand: Newport,
    Model: Oriel IQE-200
    Newport Oriel IQE-200 Permits simultaneous measurements of both the external quantum efficiency (EQE) and the internal quantum efficiency (IQE) of solar cells, detectors, or any photon-to-charge converting devices.
  • Lake Shore 8400 Series
    Lake Shore 8400 Series This Hall Effect Measurement instrument can be used with DC field Hall measurement methodologies. The system includes fully integrated instrumentation, a magnet and power supply. Ideal for: Variable temperature measurements and mobilities from 1 to 106 cm2/V s. Maximum DC fields to 20 kG (10 kG for variable temperature). Standard resistance range of 0.5 mΩ to 10 MΩ. Temperatures from 10 K to 350 K