Learn About the Photovoltaic Option for the MFP-3D Infinity AFM
Simplest, most capable atomic force microscopy solution for photovoltaics research
The Asylum Research Photovoltaic (PV) option for the MFP-3D Infinity AFM enables high resolution electrical characterization with simultaneous customizable bottom-side sample illumination. The PV option gives investigators a turnkey, flexible, and cost-effective solution that can be used with a multitude of electrical characterization techniques,and environmental control options found exclusively on the MFP-3D Infinity AFM.
Exquisite control, flexibility and operation right out of the box
- Open modular optical design, based on standard components, allows filters, polarizers and apertures to be added or switched easily.
- Design avoids extraneous glass and associated light loss found in with systems built around inverted light microscopes.
- Standard LED-based illuminator is fiber-coupled to the base. Software control allows exquisite intensity control in 1% increments to >1 sun.
- Easily accommodates other external light sources (e.g., solar simulators, Hg/Xe lamps) using commercially-available adapter plates to enable the use of a variety of light guides.
- Adjustable focus from illuminator facilitates a range of sample thicknesses.
- Compatible with a variety of MFP-3D Infinity AFM environmental accessories including a fully closed cell to image in ultra-low water/oxygen environments
All the benefits of the MFP-3D Infinity
- The MFP-3D Infinity's extremely low noise platform provides a robust foundation with easy operation in any lab setting
- Asylum's full suite of electrical and mechanical characterization techniques are usable in conjunction with the PV option
- The PV option is compatible with a wide range of MFP-3D Infinity and environmental control options in gas or liquid that enable complete isolation from the atmosphere including:
- Closed Fluid Cell for imaging in ultra-low water/oxygen environments
- Humidity Sensing Cell
Image above: CdSe on Indium Tin Oxide (ITO). The image shows current on 3D topography acquired with conductive AFM at +1 V bias. The PV Option was used to irradiate the sample at an intensity 0.9 W/cm2 while scanning the middle of the scan area, inducing the measured photocurrent. Scan size 2 µm.