The Center for Autonomous Solar Power at Binghamton University has extensive facilities for thin film devices. Deposition equipment includes sputtering, chemical vapor deposition, pulsed laser deposition, vacuum deposition and atomic layer deposition.
The CASP laboratory also has equipment to characterize films and devices including a solar simulator, a photoluminescence instrument, a quantum efficiency instrument, Hall mobility and 4-point probe instrumentation.
For characterization of supercapacitors, CASP also has a Solartron Impedance Analyzer, a Solartron Electrochemical Interface, an Arbin Instruments SCTS, Super Capacitor Test Station, a Micromeritics Gemini VII 2390t Automatic Physisorption Analyzer for BET, pore size analysis, multi-point BET surface area, adsorption/desorption isotherms, Langmuir surface area, mesopore volume, total pore volume, deBoer t-Plot and a micropore volume and area.
CASP is part of S3IP, a New York State Center of Excellence. Our researchers also take advantage of S3IP facilities such as:
- Analytical and Diagnostics Laboratory
This lab has tools for electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, nondestructive testing, optical microscopy and more.
- Integrated Electronics Engineering Center's Reliability and Failure Analysis Laboratory
This lab provides instrumentation and expertise to solve critical issues in electronics packaging, including chambers, analytical and processing equipment.
- Nanofabrication Laboratory
This lab has tools for electron beam evaporation, sputter deposition, plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition, reactive ion etching, rapid thermal processing and contact alignment.