The total lab space for Huang’s group at this time is approximately 1,500 square feet. We have already established a world-class facility for organic/nano electronic material synthesis, material characterization, device fabrication, and device characterization.


Glove Boxes

A double length MBraun glove box is available to do the spin-coating in the N2 atmosphere. The glove box has also the quartz windows and electric feedthroughs which allow I-V measurement of the solar cell devices inside the glove box. A Newport 150 W solar simulator and computer controlled Keithley 2400 for solar cell efficiency measurement is available.


One glovebox with a SCS G-8 spin-coater intergrated.


One MBraun four-source thermal evaporator in the glovebox which connected to the spin-coater glovebox. Co-evaporation can be done in this evaporator.


A Vigor glovebox with SCS 6808P spin-coater inside


A Vacuum Atmospheres Company Glovebox with a KW spin-master 1000 spin-coater inside




N2 filled glovebox with KW 4A spin-coater for film deposition, several hotplates/stirrers for annealing.


Fume Hoods and Filtration


Material/substrate preparing equipment includes two hoods for chemical synthesis, Jelight UV-Ozone for substrate surface treatment, KW 4A spin-coater for film deposition, several hotplates/stirrers and several ovens for annealing.

The vertical laminar flow workstation provides clean laminar flow air for process protection by using a two stage filtration process. Room air is first cleaned with an electrostatically charged prefilter and then further cleaned with a HEPA filter.


Two hoods for chemical synthesis


Measurement and Test Equipment

LAMBDA 1050 UV/Vis/NIR Spectrophotometer

The LAMBDA 1050 is designed to achieve a greater level of sensitivity, resolution and speed in the NIR range, it simplifies the analysis of difficult samples such as high absorbing glass, optical coatings or thin film filters. It features two large sampling compartments and a variety of snap-in modules and accessories, including a general purpose optical bench, integrating spheres and Universal Reflectance Accessory


Spectrum Two IR Spectrometers

Spectrum Two is the IR spectrometer for fast, accurate IR analysis. It include an internal reflection accessory for simplifying the analysis of solids, powders, pastes, gels and liquids. This technique is ideal for anyalyzing strong infrared absorbing solutions, such as emulsions or aqueous solutions. The technique can prove useful in measuring homogenous solid samples, solid surfaces and coating on solid samples.


A Evolution 201 UV-Visible Spectrophotometer from Thermo Scientific.


iHR320 Photoluminescence Spectroscopy with silicon detector and InGaAs detector.


A Dektak XT Profiler




A Newport optical table for external quantum efficiency (IPCE) and Photoluminescence spectroscopy measurements.


A solar simulator, Oriel Instruments, Model 81160-1000, calibrated to AM 1.5 is available for solar cell current-voltage measurements.  This simulator is coupled with a Keithley 2400 source/meter, a programmed Dell computer and homemade black box with inputs and outputs for which diodes can be measured in the dark or in the light.


A brand new external quantum efficiency measurement setup (IPCE) from Newport with the capability to apply bias to the device during the measurement.


E4980A Precision LCR Meter, measurement range can be 20 Hz to 2 MHz and have 0.05% basic accuracy with superior measurement repeatability at low and high impedance.


A LakeShore 2-inch wafer probe station with six probes. Temperature range is from 4.2 K to 475 K. A SCS 4200 semiconductor parameter analyzer is connected to measure diode, transistor and bistable memory with minimal current of fA, and with option of pulse measurement.


Stanford Research Systems include: Model SR830 DSP Lock-in Amplifier, Model SR560 Low-Noise Preamplifier and Model SR540 Chopper Controller with the capability to measure very weak voltage signal and noise.



A Ferroelectric Tester


An Agilent oscilloscope


One Upright fluorescence microscope (Olympus AX70) with digital camera can work in reflection, transmit mode, with polarizer and multiple bandpass filters;


A homemade probe station connected to one Keithley 2400 and one Keithley 2601 and controlled by a computer, for the micro-size transistors measurement.




Evaporators and Furnaces


RTP Furnace with 4" Quartz Tube & Digital Vacuum Gauge up to 1200ºC



A vacuum system with four sources thermal evaporator


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One cookie thermal evaporate is devoted for organic thin film deposition.


Ångström Engineering COVAP II

Advanced resistive thermal evaporation and vacuum desposition device


Other Equipment


Max speed:10000 RPM

Including 50ml*6 angle rotor

It is used to separate solid and liquid materials, and many kinds of nanomaterials purification. It can be simply operated by setting different centrifugal time and rotation speed.


Plasma Etch PE25-JW plasma etching/cleaning system



As a member, we can use the facility in the following center at a reduced rate:
Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience (NCMN),

Biomechanics, Biomaterials and Biomedicine (BM3) Instrumentation Facility,

Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) http://www.mrsec.unl.edu/facilities/index.shtml