Device Fabrication

Cleanroom Facilities

The Centre has a Class 1000 cleanroom equipped with fabrication and characterisation facilities.

Most of these facilities are installed inside gloveboxes with nitrogen environment.




The Centre has two different types of equipment for organic and nanoparticle materials. 

The first is a fast and high resolution inkjet printer which is unique in Australia.  It has 128 nozzles and drop size is as small as 10µm and it provides on substrates up to 200 x 200 mm.  It is popular for printing nanoparticles, polymers and other liquid-based materials.

The second item of equipment is an automatic dispenser with a 3 Axis robot that allows printing of polymers, adhesive dispensing, cyanoacrylate, UV resin, silicone, RTV and anaerobic dispensing.



Substrate Preparation

The cleanroom is equipped with wafers and substrate cleaning facilities including:

  • Oxygen plasma cleaner (100 w)
  • Ozone cleaner
  • Vacuum oven up to 200c0
  • UV Source


Organic material and metal growth

This Centre is equipped with two high-vacuum evaporation chambers. 

The first one has two organic evaporators (up to 600co) and two thermal evaporators for metal and dielectric.


The second one has three thermal evaporators and DC sputter head.

All are installed inside gloveboxes with a nitrogen environment (02 and H20<0.1ppm).


Characterisation Facilities

The Centre has many different device characterisation systems such as:

  • Two solar simulators and I-V and IPCE systems, one is installed inside the cleanroom and measurements are carried out inside a glovebox. This is part of the ANFF-Q equipment and is used for testing air-sensitive solar cells.  The second one is installed inside the optical lab for testing organic and inorganic solar cells.


  • A semiautomatic probe station and Agilent B1500A characterisation system are used for testing electrical properties of electronic devices such as thin film transistors.  The probe station is located inside the glovebox.