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Laser Scribing System
Ultrasonic Cleaners and Deionized Water System
Fume hoods
Analytical Ovens
Tube Furnace
Carbon Nanotube Synthesis System
Coy Laboratories Anaerobic Chamber
Glove boxes
Analytical Balances and Microbalance
Karl Suss MJB3 Mask Aligner
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Laser Scribing System  LaserScribing  In a scribing configuration, the system can isolate individual cells on a research scale device or perform the scribes necessary to integrate a module. High peak power lasers with wavelengths of 1064 nm, 532 nm, and 355 nm, which add flexibility to the system, are available. A tightly focused beam creates a small scribe width, approximately 40 µm, resulting in a larger active cell area then manual scribing, increasing the output power of the cell as well as decreasing the wasted materials.   TOP OF PAGE



Ultrasonic Cleaners and Deionized Water System  Deionized  There a several Ultrasonic Cleaners housed within PVIC. The cleaners deploy ultrasound between 20-400 kHz to thoroughly clean laboratory substrates or superstrates, vacuum parts, and other delicate items. These systems coupled with the deionized water system in enables for contaminant free substrates or superstrates as long as the appropriate surfactant is used.   TOP OF PAGE



Fume hoods  Fumehoods  The fume hoods allows for localized ventilation to limit exposure to hazardous or toxic fumes, vapors, or dusts. There is at least one fume hood in each of the main labs with 4 in each of the wet chemistry labs. They work by air being drawn in from the front of the cabinet and then expelled outside of the building for the ducted hoods or through filtration for the recirculating hoods.   TOP OF PAGE



Cleanrooms  Cleanrooms  The cleanrooms have a controlled level of contamination to have a low level of environmental pollutants. These pollutants can be dust, airborne microbes, aerosol particles and chemical vapors.  TOP OF PAGE



Analytical Ovens  AnalyticalOvens  The analytical ovens are able to provide uniform temperatures throughout the whole oven. There a various sizes and types house at PVIC. And can be use for applications like annealing, curing, drying, polyimide baking, sterilizing, and other uses.  TOP OF PAGE



Tube Furnace  TubeFurnace  The tube furnace consists of a fused quartz reaction tube surrounded by heating coils in a thermally insulating matrix. This furnace allows for samples to be heating in a controlled environment. The current set-up allows for N2, Ar, and dry air.  TOP OF PAGE



Carbon Nanotube Synthesis System  CNT  Carbon single-walled nanotubes (SWNTs) are a one dimensional material with extraordinary properties that could be advantageous in a wide variety of applications. UT has established laser synthesis capabilities and the associated purification processes. The UT synthesis system is versatile enough to produce a wide range of diameter tubes by manipulating the synthesis parameters.  TOP OF PAGE



Coy Laboratories Anaerobic Chamber  Glovebag  The Coy anaerobic chamber is a high humidity, oxygen free chamber. The oxygen is removed by a catalyst that uses hydrogen to produce water. Feed throughs allow a number of measurements to be performed in the chamber. This system is ideal for oxygen sensitive experiments that require the use of water.  TOP OF PAGE



Glove boxes  Gloveboxs  The systems utilized here, from MBraun Inc., feature a re-circulating purifier to continuously remove oxygen, water, and solvent vapors from the atmosphere. New materials research often involves materials which are not stable for long periods of time. To extend sample lifetime, they are stored in an inert nitrogen atmosphere where Oxygen and water contents are kept at less than 10 parts per million.  TOP OF PAGE



Analytical Balances and Microbalance  Scales  There are several analytical balances in PVIC. They are accurate to 3 and 4 significant figures or 0.1 and 0.01 mg. All of the analytical balances have a transparent enclosure with doors to prevent dust and air current from affecting the operation.
There is a microbalance that is capable of making precise measurement in the microgram range.  TOP OF PAGE



Karl Suss MJB3 Mask Aligner  MaskAligner  The mask aligner is used in lithographic patterning and is configured for use with 3” wafers.  TOP OF PAGE



Last Updated: 6/9/16