2017 02 * Receiving Nanofab’s Seed Grant

We thank Utah’s Nanofab for the generous support. The Utah’s Nanofab provides state-of-the-art fabrication tools and characterization systems. In particular, the dual detectors equipped in the STEM/EDX  offer over 10X higher sensitivity than in a conventional system. It is one to the best EDX systems in the country. This year, a brand new EBSD system with a SSD was installed in the surface characterization lab.

We are very excited working with the tools to investigate the local properties of thin-film solar cells!

STEM: Scanning Tunneling Electron Microscopy
EDX: Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy
EBSD: Electron Backscattered Diffraction
SSD: Solid State Detector