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