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Hosting Legal Entity
Interuniversity Micro Electronic Center
Kapeldreef 75, Heverlee, PO: 3001 (Belgium)
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
Current Status:
Operational since 2009
Scientific Description
O-line offers a pre-pilot environment that allows to scale up to device sizes of 15x15cm². The facility is quipped with all processing steps needed for the fabrication and characterization of state-of-the-art organic and hybrid solar cells and modules.

RI Keywords
Organic, Solar cell, Photovoltaics, Hybrid, Perovskite, Pre-pilot, Module
RI Category
Energy Engineering Facilities (non nuclear)
Micro- and Nanotechnology facilities
Scientific Domain
Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Mathematics
Engineering and Energy
Acces to laboratory and process facilities

Residents can work together with the imec-team in the facilities.

Pre-pilot thin-film solar cell processing

Allows to scale up to device sizes of 15x15cm² Equipped with all processing steps needed for the fabrication and characterization of state-of-the-art thin-film hybrid and organic solar cells: - Exhaust hoods - Ovens and hotplates - Cleaning stations, purification column for zone-purification of small organic molecules - High-vacuum evaporation chambers with multiple sources integrated with oxygen- and humidity-controlled gloveboxes - Atmosphere-controlled chambers (inert nitrogen to high oxygen) and humidity levels - Temperature-controlled chambers - Light-controlled chambers (AM1.5 solar simulator), mimicking indoor lighting conditions for performance testing - Multi-step programmable 8-inch spin coater, blade and spray coaters - Screen and inkjet printers - Scribing and dispensing tools to process and encapsulate monolithic modules with adjacent cells interconnected in series on a single substrate.

Date of last update: 02/03/2016
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