Spin coating solution

The CPE manages a large amount of equipment across two sites, in Physics, South Kensington and the Molecular Sciences Research Hub at White City. All CPE members and their groups may use these facilities; some require an access fee.

CPE Facilities

Physics Glovebox

CPE Facilities and Equipment at South Kensington

The CPE's facilities manager, Gihan Ryu, based in Physics (South Kensington) manages our ​​​Glovebox System and Characteristics Labs.  IMPERIAL ONLY Sharepoint booking.

  • Spin coater
  • Evaporators
  • OFET measurement
  • Impedence analyser
  • Dektak surface profilometer
  • CV set up
  • Kelvin probe
  • Vacuum oven
  • Four-point probe
  • Perovskite glovebox
  • Polarised microscope
  • EQR system
  • UV-Vis spectrophotometer
  • Scanning Kelvin probe
  • Perovskite glovebox
  • OLED JVL system
  • JVL system with integrating sphere
  • Transient photodiode response
  • Stability test system
MSRH Cleanroom

CPE Facilities and Equipment at White City

The CPE's facilities manager, Pabitra Tuladhar, based at the Molecular Sciences Research Hub (White City) manages our ​​​Cleanroom OPV Labs.  Contact Pabitra for booking: p.shakya@imperial.ac.uk.

  • Chemical workstations (Class  ISO5) compatible with all types of wet chemistry
  • Programmable spin coaters located in both fumehoods and gloveboxes
  • Hotplates located in both fumehoods and gloveboxes
  • Diener Femto oxygen plasma chamber
  • Zentier and R-K Knife bar coaters
  • MBraun evaporator – located in an MBraun glovebox
  • Kurt J Lesker evaporator – located in an MBraun glovebox
  • PVE300 Bentham photovoltaic EQE measurement system
  • Lot-Oriel solar simulator
  • Alpha Step Tencor D500 surface profilometer
  • Probe station for transistor characterisation
  • Separate MBraun glovebox complete with spincoater for perovskite fabrication 

Polymer/molecule synthesis and measurement equipment:

Contact Martin Heeney for access.

Synthesis equipment

  • Preparative GPC
  • Microwave reactor
  • Automated column

Characterisation equipment

  • GPC
  • High temperature GPC
  • GCMS
  • DSC
  • Cyclic Voltammetry
  • UV-vis spectrometer


CPE researchers may also access Spin-LAB in Materials.

  • SQUID-based Magnetic Properties Measurement System (MPMS): T= 2-800K, field = 0-7 Tesla, includes facilities for AC, light excitation, high sensitivity.
  • CW-EPR: X-band. Includes optical excitation.

Contact: Sandrine Heutz

Other equipment in the Department of Materials is also available on charge-out for CPE researchers. See www.imperial.ac.uk/materials/about/eqpmt/ 

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