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SolarLab XM Photoelectrochemical Test System

SolarLab XM is an application specific XM instrument designed for research of solar cells and photovoltaics.

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   XM-studio software

  • Highlights +

    • Developed in conjunction with Professor Laurie Peter
    • Frequency and time domain techniques including IMPS, IMVS, Impedance, Photovoltage Decay, Charge Extraction, I-V
    • Auto analysis for calculating effective diffusion coefficients and electron lifetimes
    • NIST traceable light source calibration
    • Excellent thermal management of light sources for long term stability
    • Full set of electrochemical techniques (cyclic voltammetry, chrono methods, galvano methods, impedance and AC voltammetry)
    • IPCE option for quantum efficiency measurements
    • SolarLab XM's impedance accuracy contour plot highlights Solartron's best in class measurement performance.

  • Solar Test Systems +

    Solar Test Systems
    SolarLab XM is an application specific XM (Xtreme Measurement) product that is primarily focused on solar cell and photovoltaic research.  The system, based upon Solartron Analytical's world-leading experience in transfer function measurements, offers a high-quality measurement platform for characterizing a range of photoelectrochemical devices such as DSSC's, Perovskite cells, and Photoanodes," noted Professor Laurie Peter, world leading expert, University of Bath, UK. Professor Peter acted as scientific advisor during the development of the ModuLab PhotoEchem system and helped ensure the system met the requirements of the most demanding photovoltaic researchers in the market today.

    SolarLab XM includes a reference grade potentiostat, frequency response analyzer (FRA) and PhotoEchem module that provide complete characterization of a wide range of Solar cells and PV cells, including Perovskite and Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSC).  Additionally, the system can be used for development of visible spectrum photoelectrochemical systems such as Iron-Oxide photo-splitting of water.

    A key feature of this system is its ease of use, with data analysis requiring just one click of the mouse! For experienced users SolarLab XM offers the ability to develop new experiment types with the powerful step sequencer.

    A configurable version exists as the ModuLab XM PhotoEchem system.
  • Applications and Software +

    Applications and Software
    The SolarLab XM is a dedicated system for the following applications:
    Effective Diffusion Coefficient of Electrons
    Effective Lifetime of Electrons
    Photo Voltage Decay  Effective Lifetime of Electrons
    I-V Fill Factor, Pmax, Voc, Isc, Efficiency
    Charge extraction - Dark Trapped Charge Density
    Charge extraction -
    Short Circuit
    Trapped Charge Density
    IPCE option  Quantum Efficiency 
    AC Measurement   Impedance / Capacitance
  • Brochure and Manual +

  • Differentiated Specifications +

     Specifications  ModuLab XM
    SolarLab XM
    Wavelength Range 350 nm - 1100 nm
    Intensity Range 6 Decades
    (with ND Filter)
    Maximum Beam Divergence 4 degrees
    Maximum Beam Diameter / Cell Size 1 cm
    IMPS / IMVS Transfer Function Reference Photodetector
    Calibration NIST Traceable
    LED Driver Maximum Current 10 A
    Typical LED Stability at Max Power < 2% Drift after 24 hours
    LED Driver Maximum Frequency
    (IMPS and IMVS)
    250 kHz

    Expandable to:aterials Testing 
    Low-current Measurements (Femto Amp)
    Yes No
  • LED Options +

    LED Options
    Maximum Power (mA) Bandwidth,
    420   500 12 
    455 1000 18 
    470 1600 29 
    505 1000 30 
    530 1600 31 
    590 1600 14 
    625 1000 16 
    660 1200 25 
    Cold White 1000 N/A
    Warm White 1000 N/A

    * More LED Options are available.  Contact us for details.
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  • Video +

    Watch video demonstrations of the SolarLab XM Photoelectrochemical Test System

  • Optional Software +

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