Equipment of Polymer Photonics

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Glove box system with inert atmosphere consisting of two independent glove boxes which are interconnected.

The first box is used for small chemical work, thin polymer film preparation and characterization. It is equipped with integrated spin-coater, vacuum oven and components needed for optical and electrochemical measurements.

The second box with integrated evaporator serves for further photophysical and electrical measurements, finalization of organic photovoltaic and light-emitting devices and their characterization.


Figure: The insets show details of the inner boxes: an integrated spin coater and vacuum oven (right),                              evaporator and the photonic device under study (left).


Equipments for modular experiments:

300 W Xenon (Oriel), 900 W xenon (Schoeffel), mercury and halogen lamps, calibrated halogen and mercury lamps

Hamamatsu microsecond flashlamp

Dye laser system composed of nitrogen ns-pulse laser VSL-337ND-S with dye module DUO 220 (Laser Science, Inc.)

Motorized monochromators (e.g. Yobin Yvon H10, Schoeffel)

Spectra Pro 300i monochromator/spectrograph (Acton Research)

Single photon-counting detection (cooled RCA C31034 photomultiplier).

Diode array detector

Silicon photodiodes, photomultipliers, calibrated detectors

Luminance meter Minolta LS110

Keithley 237 source measure unit

National Instruments source measure unit

Hewlett Packard HP 3245A function generator

Tektronix TDS 620B digitizing oscilloscope

Agilent multimeters

National Instruments DAQ cards

Modular optics elements and fiber optics

Vacuum measurement chamber with turbomolecular pump

Temperature controllers (Lake Shore 330, Newport)

Potentiostat, Polarographic analyzer PA4

Xerographic method – home-made apparatus for measurements of surface potential photoinduced decay curves

Perkin-Elmer Lambda 35 UV/VIS spectrometer

Perkin-Elmer LS55 Fluorescence spectrometer

FL900CDT Fluorescence spectrometer (Edinburgh Instruments) with nanosecond and microsecond flashlamps

Surface profiler TENCOR P-10


BIOpolymer POstdoctoral Laboratory and educational center - BIOPOL

Otto Wichterle Centre of Polymer Materials and Technologies - CPMTOW

Centre of Biomedicinal Polymers - CBMP

Centre of Polymer Sensors - CPS

Polymers for Power Engineering - Energolab


Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry AS CR, v.v.i.
Heyrovského nám. 2
CZ-162 06 Praha 6
Czech Republic
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