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Molecular Electronics and Photonics Research Unit (MEP)
Identification
Hosting Legal Entity
Cyprus University of Technology
Location
45 Kitiou Kyprianou, Limasol, PO: 3041 (Cyprus)
Structure
Type Of RI
Single-sited
Coordinating Country
Cyprus
Status
Status
Current Status:
Operational since 2010
Scientific Description
Soluble conjugated polymers, small molecules and nanomaterials offer novel combinations of processing and functional attributes, enabling the manufacturing of novel forms of devices, with the first organic light emitting diode (OLED) products in the form of displays already in the market. Research advances are still needed in the continued pursuit of optimised performance for organic solar cells, lighting panels and sensors.The general objectives of our research unit are: 1) To achieve excellence and breakthrough advances in science and technology by creating an infrastructure capable of taking a leading role in molecular electronics and photonics; 2) To provide a stimulating and challenging environment for the high level training of a new generation of versatile scientists and engineers; 3) To contribute to the development of solution-based organic photovoltaic (OPV) technology and other emerging molecular electronic devices; 4) To contribute to the large scale deployment of low cost photovoltaic cells and modules, thereby challenging global warming. This is achieved by focusing on organic electronic materials synthesis, alternative processing methods of organic and hybrid electronic materials and device structures, building organic and hybrid solar cell devices, studying device losses and lifetime performance and researching novel electrodes and interfaces.

RI Keywords
Organic photovoltaics, Organic light emitting diodes, Solar cell lifetime, Solar energy, Device fabrication and analysis
Classifications
RI Category
Micro- and Nanotechnology facilities
Materials Synthesis or Testing Facilities
Analytical Facilities
Scientific Domain
Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Mathematics
Engineering and Energy
Information Science and Technology
Chemistry and Material Sciences
ESFRI Domain
Physical Sciences and Engineering
Services
Advanced characterisation

Advanced characterisation of solution based electronic materials and devices.

Device processing

Sample handling and opto-electronic device processing.

Device lifetime performance

Accelerated and outdoor solar cells and modules device testing.

Training in academic research

Scientific programme with training of students at undergraduate and post-graduate study level as well as PhDs and postdocs.

Equipment
Controlled environment device and film fabrication and analysis tools

Glove box (low oxygen/moisture content), organic material and metal evaporation, spin-coating, doctor blading, inkjet printing, surface profilometry, ambient temperature atomic force microscopy, four-point resistivity probing system, UV-Vis-NIR absorption spectroscopy, solar simulator for device testing, external quantum efficiency, contact angle measurement, organic chemical lab dedicated to the synthesis and property characterisation of organic materials, gel permeation chromatography, cyclic voltammetry, accelerated and outdoor solar cell lifetime testing.

Date of last update: 20/03/2017
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