The School of Physical and Chemical Sciences (SPCS) Organic Electronics/Photonics Cleanroom is located in room 125 of the GO Jones Building at Queen Mary University of London, Mile End campus. The laboratory is equipped with three organic deposition systems. These include a new Chi-Vac UHV compatible deposition system with nitrogen glove boxes covering both the main UHV chamber and the separate load-lock chamber. The system has 8 organic sources and two metal sources (configured so that up to 4 organic sources can be used simultaneously). The load lock includes an oxygen plasma source for pre-treatment of substrates prior to deposition. This system is used exclusively for fully halogenated materials to ensure a low hydrocarbon contamination level.
There is also a Kurt J. Lesker Spectros deposition system which is used for most OLED and organic photovoltaic work. This system also has 8 organic sources and two metal sources. There is also a small deposition system (4 organic and 2 metal sources) which is used for developing new projects.
The cleanroom also has two fume-hoods for sample cleaning and etching.
The SPCS Organic Electronics/Photonics Cleanroom is used by both external companies and academic researchers through both commercial contracts and research grants. Please contact the facility to discuss details and requirements as we are always interested in new collaborations.