Facilities

The Device Technology and Chemical Physics Laboratory (DEVTECH & CP Lab) is a young research lab (established in 2017) of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering at the Cyprus University of Technology. The major research activity of the DEVTECH & CP Lab is focused on the science and the technology of next-generation nanostructured organic semiconductors and it focuses on the interdependence of composite material properties, process mechanisms and device performance.


In doing so the DEVTECH & CP Lab has the capacity to undertake small-scale material synthesis and to facilitate the access to analytical tools, intense light sources, electrical and optical engineering instrumentation that provide powerful insight and understanding of material properties at the nanoscale. Based on low-temperature solution-based processing protocols the DEVTECH & CP Lab aims to gain control over the material microstructure and to enable the fabrication of optoelectronic devices for light management applications, such as photodetectors, solar cells, phototocatalytic platforms and memory media with tailored properties.


At present the DEVTECH & CP Lab has established fruitful collaborations with many different research labs of the Cyprus University of Technology and with the University of Cyprus. Moreover, in liaison with a broad international network of active research collaborators in academia and industry, the DEVTECH & CP Lab is engaged in the concept of creating new knowledge and of providing top-notch training to young researchers and undergraduate students.

The DEVTECH & CP Lab infrastructure includes:

Material Processing Tools and Wet-Lab Facilities
Fume Hood
Fume Hood
EQUIP (Mechanical Applications Ltd)
Analytical Balance/Static Eliminator
Analytical Balance/Static Eliminator
GH-202 (5-digit)/AD1683 (A&D Company Limited)
Digital Ultrasonic Cleaner Bath
Digital Ultrasonic Cleaner Bath
3.3 Lt, WUC-D03H (Witeg Germany)
Tube Revolver / Rotator
Tube Revolver / Rotator
Thermo Scientific
Magnetic Hotplate Stirrer Unit in air
Magnetic Hotplate Stirrer Unit in air
MCS 78 (CAT)
Magnetic Hotplate Stirrer Unit in glovebox
Magnetic Hotplate Stirrer Unit in glovebox
MCS 78 (CAT)
Spin-coater Unit in air
Spin-coater Unit in air
WS-650Mz-23NPPB (Laurell Technologies Corporation)
Vacuum-free Spin-coater Unit in glovebox
Vacuum-free Spin-coater Unit in glovebox
E441 (Ossila Ltd)
Dip-coater Unit in glovebox
Dip-coater Unit in glovebox
HO-TH-01 (Holmarc Opto-Mechatronics Pvt. Ltd.)
Multi-position, 3× 250 ml, Electromantles with Integral Control and with Stirring functionality
Multi-position, 3× 250 ml, Electromantles with Integral Control and with Stirring functionality
Electrothermal (Cole Palmer)
Digital pH / mV-Redox-ORP / Conductivity / Total Dissolved Solids / Temperature meter
Digital pH / mV-Redox-ORP / Conductivity / Total Dissolved Solids / Temperature meter
Eutech pH 700 unit (Thermo Scientific) with Integral Electrode Holder, pH electrode and Conductivity/ATC Probe
Diaphragm pump-coupled Desiccators
Diaphragm pump-coupled Desiccators
Chemically resistant pump, type N 820.3, Laborport (KNF)
Multiband UV Lamp
Multiband UV Lamp
254 nm/365 nm, 4W, UVGL-25 (UVP Ultra-Violet Product)
Photophysical Characterization Tools
Double monochromator UV-Vis spectrometer covering the 185 – 900 nm spectral range
Double monochromator UV-Vis spectrometer covering the 185 – 900 nm spectral range
8 Abs, PC-controlled, UV-2700 (Shimadzu)
Modular Mini-spectrometer with Cuvette Holder (1 cm optical path), covering the 350 – 1000 nm spectral range
Modular Mini-spectrometer with Cuvette Holder (1 cm optical path), covering the 350 – 1000 nm spectral range
Flame-S-VIS-NIR-ES (Ocean Optics), interchangeable slits,
1 ms – 65 s integration time
Source Stabilized Fiber-Coupled Light Source covering the 300 – 2600 nm spectral range
Source Stabilized Fiber-Coupled Light Source covering the 300 – 2600 nm spectral range
Stabilized Halogen Light Source, SLS201/M (Thorlabs)
405 nm Focusable Violet Laser Diode Module and 5 V/ 2 A power supply
405 nm Focusable Violet Laser Diode Module and 5 V/ 2 A power supply
10.0 mW, Elliptical Beam, Focusable (Edmund Optics)
780 nm Laser Diode Module and 5 V/ 2 A power supply
780 nm Laser Diode Module and 5 V/ 2 A power supply
10.0 mW CW Circular Beam (Edmund Optics)
532 nm CW, Solid-State Diode Pumped laser powered by an PHOTOP LDC-2500S power supply
532 nm CW, Solid-State Diode Pumped laser powered by an PHOTOP LDC-2500S power supply
DPGL-2010F laser (II-VI Suwtech), temperature stabilized with PD feedback, 10 mW output power.
532 nm CW, Solid-State Diode Pumped laser powered by PSU-III-LED power supply
532 nm CW, Solid-State Diode Pumped laser powered by PSU-III-LED power supply
MGL-III-532-300 mW laser (CNI OPTOELECTRONICS TECH.CO. , LTD.), with TTL/Analog modulation, 1 - 30KHz
Thermopile power sensor
Thermopile power sensor
PS19Q (Coherent Inc.), coupled to a FieldMaxII-TOP power/energy meter (Coherent Inc.)
Integrating Sphere
Integrating Sphere
4 Inch, general purpose integrating sphere system (Edmund Optics)
Surface Analysis Tools
Inverted Microscope with Illuminator and Digital Camera for transmission/reflection imaging, positioned on a Vibration Damping System
Inverted Microscope with Illuminator and Digital Camera for transmission/reflection imaging, positioned on a Vibration Damping System
Axio Vert.A1 (Zeiss), HBO 50 Illuminator, AxioCam 105 Color Camera / Benchtop IsoPlate Vibration Isolation System PTTT900600 (Thorlabs)
Device Fabrication and Electro-Optical Characterization Tools
UV-Ozone Cleaner
UV-Ozone Cleaner
E511, (Ossila Ltd)
Thermal Evaporator Unit
Thermal Evaporator Unit
Covap III (Angstrom Engineering Inc) integrated to a PureLabHE single-column, four-port glovebox (Inert), equipped with a solvent trap
External Quantum Efficiency / I-V Measurement Rig
External Quantum Efficiency / I-V Measurement Rig
CS-130-USB-3-MC Cornerstone monochromator unit (Newport) coupled to a Research F/1 Illumination Source, 250 W Quartz Tungsten Halogen Lamp (Newport), and combined with a 2401 Source-meter unit (Keithley). The rig is supported by an 818-UV/DB UV Detector (Newport DB15 Calibration Module) covering the 200-1100 nm spectral range, and an aluminum breadboard MB4560/M coupled to an optical enclosure kit (Thorlabs)
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Transient Photovoltage/Photocurrent Rig
2-Channel digital oscilloscope DSO-X 2004 A, 70 Hz (Keysight) – Motorized Optical Chopper MC2000 (Thorlabs) - Arbitrary function generator 33600A Series (Keysight) – PDA 2000C Benchtop Photodiode Amplifier (Thorlabs) – Research F/2.2 Illumination Source with a 200 W Hg/Xe Ozone-free Arc Lamp (Newport)
Manual Triple Channel DC Power Supply
Manual Triple Channel DC Power Supply
0 – 50 W, 2231A-30-3 (Tektronix)
Spectroscopic Characterization Tools
Isolated Optical Table
Isolated Optical Table
Metric M6 Holes with a Dedicated Overhead Shelf, M-INT2-48-8-A (Newport)
Nd:YAG/OPO laser system
Nd:YAG/OPO laser system
Q-Smart 450 Nd:YAG laser coupled to a MagicPRISM OPO (Lumibird)
Pyroelectric Energy Sensors
Pyroelectric Energy Sensors
J-10MB-HE and J-25MB-LE (Coherent Inc.), coupled to a FieldMaxII-TOP power/energy meter (Coherent Inc.), covering the 10 μJ – 20 mJ and 25 μJ – 50 mJ energy ranges
High sensitivity back-illuminated deep-depletion CCD camera for broadband UV-NIR luminescence detection, coupled to a 328 mm focal length spectrograph base unit with an F/4.1 aperture
High sensitivity back-illuminated deep-depletion CCD camera for broadband UV-NIR luminescence detection, coupled to a 328 mm focal length spectrograph base unit with an F/4.1 aperture
Newton DU920 CCD camera (Andor) coupled to a KYMERA‐328i spectrograph (Andor) equipped with a motorized Quad grating turret and protected silver coated optics (Kymera ruled grating, 150 l/mm, 500 nm blaze)
Dry pumping station
Dry pumping station
Turbomolecular pump, HighCube 80 (Pfeiffer Vacuum)
Lab Safety Tools
Liquid Nitrogen Transfer Vessel
Liquid Nitrogen Transfer Vessel
10 Lt (Thermo Scientific)
Fire-resistive Solvent Cabinet coupled to Ventilation Unit
Fire-resistive Solvent Cabinet coupled to Ventilation Unit
250 Lt, Range 7.90, EN 14470-1 (Ecosafe), CDV-A ventilation box in steel (Ecosafe)
Gas Cylinder Cabinet
Gas Cylinder Cabinet
G90 Fire resistant gas cylinder cabinet, G90.205.090, Type G90, EN 14470-2 (Asecos)
Emergency Shower and Eye Green Pp Bowls
Emergency Shower and Eye Green Pp Bowls
Diluvio, SC700 (Bocchi Safework)