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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
Analysisinert atmosphere conditionstypes of Solidstypes of solution (molecule/reactions)Instruments
I/V Current vs potential at 0 to 1 sun of irradiation.(automated or manual)In GloveboxDevices: PV, OPV, DSSC
(18 x 20 mm to 1" square size)
n/aSolartrand 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 GloveboxDevices: PV, OPV, DSSC
(18 x 20 mm to 1" square size)
n/aSolartrand robot (UdeM), 
IQE-200b (Newport)
EIS Electronic Impedance Spectroscopy up to 1 MHz.In GloveboxDevices: PV, OPV, DSSC
(18 x 20 mm to 1" square size)
n/aSolartrand 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 cuvettesFilms, powders or device (with custom support)Volume of 3 mL or lessLP980 (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 cuvetteFilms, powders or device (with custom support)Any volume, available for flow/kinetics and can be combined with electrochemistryCary6000i (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 cuvetteFilms, 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 GloveboxFilms or devicesCell for solutions specialized for electrochemistrySpectrum 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 dispositifplusieurs 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 reactionsin sealed vial or with constant flow of inert gasHeterogeneous 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 effectGaussian2016
RATES

All prices are in Canadian dollars (CAD).

The rates are subject to change without notice.

Utilisation rates for students or trained personnel:

ServiceInternalExternal (academic)External (industrial)
I/V, EQE/IQE, EIS Analysis5$/h10$/h30$/h
Transient absorption spectroscopy or Spectroscopy with an integrating sphere (UV-vis-NIR, fluorescence) (for solids or for absolute quantum yield)10$/h15$/h45$/h
UV-vis-NIR, fluorescence or infrared spectroscopy (without integrating sphere)5$/h10$/h30$/h
Spectro-Electrochemistry*5$/h10$/h30$/h
Photo-reactor use for other purpose (photo-chemistry)5$/h10$/h30$/h
Electrochemistry*20$/day30$/day90$/day
GC monitoring for gases : H2, CO2, CO et CH4 (TON/TOF)30$/day50$/day150$/day

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

ServiceInternalExternal (academic)External (industrial)
User formation (half-day)80$120$300$
Measuring service done by a professional
(added to the instrument use cost)
40$/h60$/h100$/h
Report/publication redactionWill be established based on the need
Ab initio calculationsWill 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