Emerging PV- Perovskite Laboratory
Laboratory consists of two laboratories with a 105.5 m2 capacity. Here 13 researches (4 post-doc researchers, 8 doctorate student, 1 master degree student) work in these laboratories. The main laboratory, which is currently in operation has five glove cabin system in which perovskite solar cells are produced. There are scales, hot plate, spin coater device and metal evaporator used in the production of solar cells in the gloved cabin system. In the Perovskite lab, besides the gloved cabin system, there is another thermal evaporation system with 2 sources. This system is used for evaporation of PbI2 and organic layers. In additional to these systems, there are spin coater device, oxygen plasma device, ultrasonic bath and solar simulator (AM 1.5G), computer and Keithley power supply used in the characterization of perovskite solar cells.
Emerging PV- OPV Laboratory
This laboratory is established on an area of 45 m2 and a total of 2 postgraduate and 1 postdoctoral researchers work in this laboratory. In this laboratory, the production and characterization of organic solar cells can be completed from start to finish. In this laboratory, it is aimed to improve the efficiency of organic solar cells by using original materials and innovations in device architecture. In this laboratory, there are a total of three glove box systems, two of which are interconnected and one independent. In glove box systems that are connected to each other, there are scales, heater mixers, spin coater device used for the coating of the active layer and intermediate layers, and a metal evaporator used for the coating of the upper contact metals. In addition, there is a solar simulator for organic solar cell current-voltage measurements in the glove box system.In the independent glove box system, there are organic evaporation and metal vapor systems. In this lab, apart from glove box systems; there is a Spin coater used for coating water-based materials, oxygen plasma and EQE measurement set that allows the external quantum yield of the produced organic solar cells to be measured.
Emerging PV- Synthesis Laboratory
In the synthesis laboratory of developing PV technologies, the design, synthesis and characterization of unique materials that can be used in perovskite and organic solar cells are carried out.
In our synthesis laboratory, a fume hood, a Schlenk system with five different lines, a balance for sensitive measurements, five heaters, two different heating mantles, a solvent purification system consisting of five different solvents for very sensitive reactions, a solvent purification system for microwave assisted reactions There are one microwave system, one PARR device for hydrogenation reactions, two different solvent evaporation devices that can also be used for distillation to remove unwanted solvents from the environment, HPLC and GC devices for material determination, and an dry oven.
Emerging PV – CdTe Laboratory CdTe thin-film-based solar cells have the second largest share in the global market after silicon-based technologies. Semi-permeable and tandem CdTe solar cells are produced within the body of ODTÜ-GÜNAM. Thin film layers that make up the CdTe solar cell are produced using physical vacuum deposition methods. Within the scope of the research, research continues with 2 post-doctoral researchers and 2 doctoral students in different focuses such as the development of different electron and hole carrier layers, electronic modification, thickness improvement, optoelectronic improvement of the permeable conductive layer.