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Facilities

Our lab is home to a variety of equipment for characterization of optical properties, solar collectors, and water desalination. The list below provides a high-level description of our capabilities.

  • Spectroscopic characterization of materials: UV-Vis spectrometers, and FTIR spectrometer.
  • Thin film and membrane fabrication: blade coater, dip coater, and spin coater.
  • Photovoltaic characterization: IV tracers, and on-sun characterization of solar flux.
  • Desalination: custom direct contact membrane desalination test setup
  • High temperature erosion: two high temperature kilns (~ 1000 C) with apparatuses for characterizing abrasion and particle attrition.