Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences
Exhibition Road, South Kensington Campus
SW7 2AZ- London- United Kingdom
Description of organization
Imperial College London (ICL) is a science, engineering and medicine-based university with 13,000 students and 6,000 staff, and is consistently ranked in the global top 20 universities. Energy is one of the College’s key strategic themes for growth, with OPV an important component in the energy research portfolio. The College has made significant recent investments to create one of the largest global research efforts in the field of organic electronics, encompassing some 25 academics and about 150 pre- and post-doctoral researchers across the departments of Physics, Chemistry and Materials.
The current Centre for Plastic Electronics (CPE) research activities, financially supported by the College, occupy recently substantially refurbished and well-equipped laboratory space in Physics/Chemistry/Materials and have access to two state of the art clean rooms. The chemistry capability includes a synthetic laboratory area with over 20 recently refurbished fume hoods, flow chemistry, and equipped with small molecule and polymer characterisation equipment, controlled environment device fabrication and testing. Specialist equipment for semiconductor optical and electrical characterisation is in place, including: temporally/spectrally/spatially resolved fluorescence, fluorescence quantum efficiency, µs-ms transient absorption spectroscopy (TAS), time-of-flight transient photocurrent and dark injection current measurements, transient photovoltage, photocurrent and charge extraction analyses, electroabsorption, spectroscopic ellipsometry, high resolution confocal Raman spectroscopy, transistor characteristics measurement, optical and electrical testing of solar cells and photodetectors, Kelvin probe, four point conductivity, impedance analysis, etc.