Laboratory of Analysis of Materials’ and Molecules’ Photoactivity (LAMP)

The LAMP is a characterization service with three major axis:

  • Robotized characterization of solar devices (ex : solar cells)
  • Electrochemical and photophysical (transient and steady state) characterization of molecular systems.
  • Monitoring of photoreaction or electrolysis.

Home page of service with links for instrument reservation

Services

We offer specialized electrochemical and photophysical characterization in inert atmosphere conditions for:

  • Photoactive device mounted on glass substrate:
    Photovoltaics, OPV, DSSC, LED, OLED;
  • Molecules (or reaction) in solution;
  • bulk film or powder material.

We also offer custom LED based photo-reactors, suited for studying photo-catalytical reactions or electro-catalytical reactions with continuous monitoring of generated permanent gases (H2, CO, CO2, CH4).

A robotized fabrication service for photoactive devices is planned for 2018, more details to come.

ANALYSIS AND INSTRUMENTS

Analysis inert atmosphere conditions types of Solids types of solution (molecule/reactions) Instruments
I/V Current vs potential at 0 to 1 sun of irradiation.(automated or manual) In Glovebox Devices: PV, OPV, DSSC
(18 x 20 mm to 1" square size)
n/a Solartrand Robot (UdeM), Potentiostat SP-150 (Bio-Logic),
Light simulator Verasol-2 (AAA, DEL, Newport)
EQE/IQE External/internal quantum efficiency (350 to 1100 nm). (automated or manual) In Glovebox Devices: PV, OPV, DSSC
(18 x 20 mm to 1" square size)
n/a Solartrand robot (UdeM),
IQE-200b (Newport)
EIS Electronic Impedance Spectroscopy up to 1 MHz. In Glovebox Devices: PV, OPV, DSSC
(18 x 20 mm to 1" square size)
n/a Solartrand Robot (UdeM), Potentiostat SP-150 (Bio-Logic), Light simulator Verasol-2 (AAA, DEL, Newport)
Transient absorption spectroscopy Two instruments available, covering the picosecond to the millisecond range. 300 to 900 nm spectral window, tunable laser probe. In sealed cuvettes Films, powders or device (with custom support) Volume of 3 mL or less LP980 (Edinbourg instruments) Axis-TRX (Axis Photonique Inc)
UV-vis-NIR spectroscopy Absorption, specular and diffuse transmittance and reflectance with integrating sphere. 200 to 1800 nm spectral window. In glovebox via fiber optics or in sealed cuvette Films, powders or device (with custom support) Any volume, available for flow/kinetics and can be combined with electrochemistry Cary6000i (Agilent) with integrating Sphere
Fluorescence spectroscopy Multiple instruments available, allow for steady-state and life-time measurements with integrating sphere. Variable temperature experiment down to 77 K possible. In glovebox via fiber optics or in sealed cuvette Films, powders or device (with custom support) Any volume,
available for flow/kinetics and can be combined with electrochemistry
Cary Eclipse (Agilent)
LS-55 (Perkin-Elmer),
Mini-Tau (Edinbourg instruments)
FLS-920 (Edinbourg instruments)
Infrared Spectroscopy ATR or transmittance. In Glovebox Films or devices Cell for solutions specialized for electrochemistry Spectrum Two FT-IR (Perkin-Elmer)
(Spectro)Electrochemistry Standard electrochemistry experiment are available, including Cyclic voltamperometry, bulk electrolysis and Rotating disk electrode experiments. In Glovebox
or in cuvette under Argon gas flow
Film ou dispositif plusieurs format de verrerie disponible de 0.5 mL à 50 mL. SP-150 (Bio-Logic)
GC monitoring of H2, CO2, CO and CH4 (TON/TOF) Turn over number and frequency measurement of permanent gases with specialized photoreactors, used for photocatalysis and electrocatalysis reactions in sealed vial or with constant flow of inert gas Heterogeneous reaction possible (i.e. with solid catalyst) Reaction volumes from 1 to 15 mL, detection limits in the ppm range for H2, ppb range for CO2, CO and CH4. Custom LED based photoreactors, Clarus 480 and 580 (Perkin-Elmer)
Ab initio calculationsStructure optimization, analysis of spectral and electronic features. Calculated with PCM model for solvent effect Gaussian2016

RATES

All prices are in Canadian dollars (CAD).

The rates are subject to change without notice.

Utilisation rates for students or trained personnel:

Service Internal External (academic) External (industrial)
I/V, EQE/IQE, EIS Analysis 5$/h 10$/h 30$/h
Transient absorption spectroscopy or Spectroscopy with an integrating sphere (UV-vis-NIR, fluorescence) (for solids or for absolute quantum yield) 10$/h 15$/h 45$/h
UV-vis-NIR, fluorescence or infrared spectroscopy (without integrating sphere) 5$/h 10$/h 30$/h
Spectro-Electrochemistry* 5$/h 10$/h 30$/h
Photo-reactor use for other purpose (photo-chemistry) 5$/h 10$/h 30$/h
Electrochemistry* 20$/day 30$/day 90$/day
GC monitoring for gases : H2, CO2, CO et CH4 (TON/TOF) 30$/day 50$/day 150$/day

*: Does not include electrolyte or solvents. Other service rates

Service Internal External (academic) External (industrial)
User formation (half-day) 80$ 120$ 300$
Measuring service done by a professional
(added to the instrument use cost)
40$/h 60$/h 100$/h
Report/publication redaction Will be established based on the need
Ab initio calculations Will be established based on the need

CONTACT

To schedule a meeting or for more information contact:

Daniel Chartrand, PhD in chemistry

Research agent, analyst programmer
Office: Pavillon J.A. Bombardier local 3015
Tel : (514) 340-5121 x 2570
email: daniel.chartrand.1@umontreal.ca