Facilities and Equipment

Our lab hosts a variety of deposition and characterization tools, including:

  • over ten ALD/MLD reactors, with the capability to deposit over 30 materials,
  • an ultra-high vacuum chamber with attached ALD reactor equiped with in situ XPS
  • ALD reactors with capabilities for in situ IR, ellipsometry, quartz crystal microbalance, and mass spectrometry
  • two in-lab Fourier transform infrared spectrometers,
  • a Woolam spectroscopic ellipsometer,
  • a custom-built thermal evaporator,
  • a Schlenk Line setup for oxygen- and water-free particle synthesis,
  • reactors designed for in situ characterization up at the nearby SSRL synchrotron,
  • potentiostats for electrical characterization of solar cells and thin films,
  • a four-point probe for measuring electrical conductivity,
  • a solar-simulator for testing solar-cell performance, and

At Stanford, we also have access to shared equipment, allowing us to perform:

  • X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy,
  • auger electron spectroscopy,
  • scanning electron microscopy,
  • transmission electron microscopy,
  • atomic force microscopy,
  • x-ray diffraction
  • water contact angle measurements,
  • UV-visible spectroscopy,
  • attenuated total reflectance FTIR,
  • a custom-built reactor for testing syn-gas conversion using nanoparticle catalysts.
  • battery testing facilities
  • and much, much more!