Equipment Status

Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells

# System Name Make / Model Information Location Status
12 Inch Boron, Phosphorus and Annealing Diffusion Furnace
Urjas Furnace
Boron, Phosphorus and Annealing Furnace
NCPRE Fab lab (2nd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
24 Target E Beam Evaporator System
HHV/15F6T
Thin film coating system
NCPRE Fab lab (2nd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
3Adhesion Tester
DeFelsko/AT-08735
Measures the adhesion of coatings to metal
NCPRE Char lab (3rd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
4Contamination Study Furnace
Urjas Furnace

NCPRE Fab lab (2nd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
5CoRRescan
Mechatronics Manufacturing BV/ SCRA 10 9001, Solar
It reveals energy loss locations in solar cells by detailed surface mapping
NCPRE Fab lab (2nd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
6Diffusion Furnace
Protemp SIRIUS/ PRO-2005
Phosphorus diffusion and oxidation
NCPRE Fab lab (2nd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
7Edge Isolation Tool
BSET EQ/ NT-2
Plasma etching of diffused wafers
NCPRE Fab lab (2nd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
8Etching Wet Bench
Laxmi Instruments
For performing etching processes
NCPRE Fab lab (2nd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
9FESEM
SO : NCPRE , Priyanka Bhole
FIC : Sagar Mitra
Zeiss/ Ultra 55
Scanning electron microscope for imaging with EDX system
NCPRE FSEM lab Hill side, near power houseWorking
10Four Probe System
Jandel/MHP-12 & Multi-PT8
Sheet Resistance Measurement
NCPRE Fab lab (2nd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
11General Purpose Wet bench
Laxmi Instruments
Multipurpose wet bench
NCPRE Fab lab (2nd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
12Hot Air Oven
GS11-1-13/GS 21c
Drying Furnace
NCPRE Fab lab (2nd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
13In-house solar simulator
Sciencetech SF150
Current-voltage measurement of small area cells
NCPRE Char lab (3rd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
14Laser Doping Tool
Scantech Laser Pvt. Ltd.
Laser firing on spin-on-dopants
NCPRE Char lab (3rd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
15Lifetime Characterization and Suns Voc Measurement System
Sinton/WCT-120
Reports lifetime and surface recombination properties as a function of carrier density in the sample
NCPRE Char lab (3rd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
16Nova Simulator
FIC : Aswani Yella
SpectroNova Technologies / IREM
Current-voltage measurement of small area cells
NCPRE Char lab (3rd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
17Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition (PECVD)
Oxford Instruments/ Plasmalab System 100
Dielectric coating for ARC and Passivation
NCPRE Fab lab (2nd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
18Quantum Efficiency Measurement System
Bentham/ PVE300
Measures the ratio of the number of photons incident on a solar cell to the number of generated charge carriers
NCPRE Char lab (3rd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
19Rapid Thermal Processing
Allwin 21/AW 610
Metal Firing
NCPRE Fab lab (2nd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
20RCA Wet Bench
Laxmi Instruments
For performing RCA processes
NCPRE Fab lab (2nd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
21SAN four probe system
SAN/Signatone-Keithley
Measurement of resistivity
NCPRE Char lab (3rd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
22Scanning Electron Microscope
Zeiss/ EVO 18
Scanning electron microscope for imaging
Micro 1 Lab (Ground Floor, Electrcal Annex Building)Working
23Screen Printer
Haikutech/P200S
Metal (Al and Ag) Priting
NCPRE Fab lab (2nd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
24Solar I-V Measurement System
ABET Technologies/Sun 3000
Current-voltage measurement of large area cells
NCPRE Char lab (3rd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
25Spray Pyrolysis System
Holmarc/ HO-TH-04
Aluminium oxide coating system
NCPRE Fab lab (2nd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
26UV Exposure System
Kemi Moosa/KUVC-2
For exposing the samples in UV range
NCPRE Char lab (3rd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
27UV-Vis-NIR Spectrometer
PerkinElmer / Lambda-950
Used to study optical properties (absorption or reflectance)
NCPRE Char lab (3rd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
28Zeta 3D Microscope
Zeta Instruments/Zeta 20
3D imaging of surfaces with very low reflectivity and very high roughness
NCPRE Char lab (3rd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
Education and Training

# System Name Make / Model Information Location Status
292 Inch Phosphorus Diffusion,oxidation Furnace
SO : Nilesh Kusher
Urjas Energy Solutions
Is used for diffusion and oxidation
NCPRE students fabrication lab Second floor, Transit buildingWorking
30Fume Hood
SO : Nilesh Kusher
Nano Clean
It is used for etching and cleaning
NCPRE students fabrication lab Second floor, Transit buildingWorking
31Hot Plate
SO : Nilesh Kusher
Classic Scientific
Heating samples and solutions
NCPRE students fabrication lab Second floor, Transit buildingWorking
32Lithography
SO : Nilesh Kusher
Indigineous
Patterning through masks
NCPRE students fabrication lab Second floor, Transit buildingWorking
33Microscope
SO : Nilesh Kusher
Metavis/MVMS-U 300
To capture microscopic images
NCPRE students fabrication lab Second floor, Transit buildingWorking
34QE & IV System
SO : Nilesh Kusher
Holmarc
QE and IV measurements
NCPRE students fabrication lab Second floor, Transit building
Not Working
35RO System
SO : Nilesh Kusher
Ion Exchange
DI water
NCPRE students fabrication lab Second floor, Transit buildingWorking
36RTP system
SO : Nilesh Kusher
Indigineous
Annealing samples
NCPRE students fabrication lab Second floor, Transit buildingWorking
37SES Four Probe
SO : Nilesh Kusher
SES Instruments
Resisitivity Measurements
NCPRE students fabrication lab Second floor, Transit buildingWorking
38Spin Coater
Holmarc
spin coating the samples
NCPRE students fabrication lab Second floor, Transit buildingWorking
39Tube Cleaning setup
SO : Nilesh Kusher
Indigineous
Quartz tube cleaning
NCPRE students fabrication lab Second floor, Transit buildingWorking
40Vacuum System
SO : Nilesh Kusher
Mansha Vacuum Equipments Pvt. Ltd.
Metalization
NCPRE students fabrication lab Second floor, Transit buildingWorking
Energy Storage

# System Name Make / Model Information Location Status
41Air Oven
Abhishek Scientific Co.,Bhandup,Mumbai-400078
To dry the electrodes, Also to dry the glasswares.
NCPRE Energy Storage LabWorking
42Autoclave
Amar equipments
Used for the chemical reactions, which requires high pressure and temperatures.
NCPRE Energy Storage LabWorking
43Automatic reel-to-reel Electrode Coater
Xiamen Tob New Energy Technology Co. Ltd / TOB-BYG135
To coat the slurry on to the current collector
NCPRE Energy Storage LabWorking
44Battery Cycling System
Arbin/BT2000
A multiple independent-channel testing system mostly used for the lithium-ion batteries characterization in MSAL
NCPRE Energy Storage LabWorking
45Biologic VMP3 System
Biologic science instruments/VMP-300
To perform the electrochemical analysis of the battery.
NCPRE Energy Storage LabWorking
46Centrifuge
eppendrof 5804
To separate the liquids of the different densities.
NCPRE Energy Storage LabWorking
47Electrode Die Cutter
Xiamen Tob New Energy Technology Co. Ltd / TOB-MRX-300
To cut the electode to the to required size and shape.
NCPRE Energy Storage LabWorking
48Glove box
MBRAUN /LABstar Glove Box Workstation
To asseble the cell, and to store the electrolyte.
NCPRE Energy Storage LabWorking
49Heat Sealing Machine
Xiamen Tob New Energy Technology Co. Ltd / TOB-TSS-200
For the primary sealing of the pouch.
NCPRE Energy Storage LabWorking
50Hot Rolling
Xiamen Tob New Energy Technology Co. Ltd / TOB-HRM-100
To maintain the proper porosity and adhesion of the electrode with current collector.
NCPRE Energy Storage LabWorking
51Muffle Furnace
Abhishek Scientific Co.,Bhandup,Mumbai-400078
To calcinate the sample in the air atmoshpere.
NCPRE Energy Storage LabWorking
52Planetary Mill
Pulverisette 6/ Fritsch
For mixing and homogenizing of emulsions and pastes
NCPRE Energy Storage LabWorking
53Pouch Forming Machine
Xiamen Tob New Energy Technology Co. Ltd / TOB-SCK-200
To make the outer casing of the pouch cell.
NCPRE Energy Storage LabWorking
54Slitting Machine
Xiamen Tob New Energy Technology Co. Ltd / TOB-ES-500
To prepare the electrodes for the cyclindrical batteries.
NCPRE Energy Storage LabWorking
55Slurry Mixer
Xiamen Tob New Energy Technology Co. Ltd / TOB-VSM-500
To make the optimum slurry of the electrode.
NCPRE Energy Storage LabWorking
56Stacking Machine
Xiamen Tob New Energy Technology Co. Ltd / TOB-SAS-200
To stack the cathodes and anodes in the desired number.
NCPRE Energy Storage LabWorking
57Tubular Furnace
Lindberg/Blue M
A three zone tube furnace with excellent temperature uniformity
NCPRE Energy Storage LabWorking
58Ultrasonic Welding Machine
Xiamen Tob New Energy Technology Co. Ltd / TOB-USW 2600W
To weld the tabs for the cathode and anode for the external connection.
NCPRE Energy Storage LabWorking
59Vacuum Oven
Xiamen Tob New Energy Technology Co. Ltd / TOB-DZF-6050
To dry the electrode which are sensitive to air.
NCPRE Energy Storage LabWorking
60Vacuum Sealing Machine
Xiamen Tob New Energy Technology Co. Ltd / TOB-JK-200
To Seal the pouch after electrolyte filling.
NCPRE Energy Storage LabWorking
Module Reliability

# System Name Make / Model Information Location Status
61Cell line checker
SO : Vivek Kuthanahi
Togami
Detect interconnection defects
NCPRE Module Lab-1Working
62Colorimeter
SO : Shashwata Chattopadhyay, sonali bhaduri
TP 110
Test discoloration
NCPRE Module Lab-1Working
63Environmental chamber (Large size)
SO : Shashwata Chattopadhyay, Rambabu sugguna
Ballice BS-4500-WC
Reliability tests for modules
NCPRE Module Lab-2Working
64Environmental chamber (Small size)
SO : Shashwata Chattopadhyay, Rambabu sugguna
Heat & Control
Reliability tests for components
NCPRE Module Lab-2Working
65FLIR-IR Camera
SO : Sonali Bhaduri
FLIR
Thermal imaging of cells and modules
NCPRE Module Lab-1Working
66Fluke Clamp Meter
SO : Rambabu sugguna


NCPRE Module Lab-1Working
67Fluke Thermometer
SO : Rambabu sugguna


NCPRE Module Lab-1Working
68Insulation Resistance Tester
SO : Rambabu sugguna


NCPRE Module Lab-1Working
69Metavis Microscope
SO : sonali bhaduri
Medimage Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
To capture microscopic images
NCPRE Module Lab-1Working
70Multi I-V Curve Tracer (Daystar)
SO : Shashwata Chattopadhyay
Daystar/MT5
Current-voltage (IV) Characterization of multiple (upto 16) photovoltaic modules under natural sunlight.
Nano E building top floorWorking
71Sensovation Camera ( For EL & PL on Solar Cells)
SO : Ashok Kumar Sharma, Rajiv Dubey
SVSB14-MB-2001
Electroluminescence and Photoluminescence images of solar cells
NCPRE Module Lab-1Working
72Sensovation Camera (For EL of Solar Modules)
SO : Rajiv Dubey, Rambabu sugguna
SVSB14-MB-2001
Electroluminescence images of modules to detect cracks / microcracks and other defects.
NCPRE Module Lab-1Working
73Solar Path Finder
SO : Rajiv Dubey
Solar PathWays Corporation
Shading Analysis
NCPRE Module Lab-1Working
74Solmetric IV Tracer -I
SO : Rajiv Dubey


NCPRE Module Lab-1Working
75Solmetric IV Tracer -II
SO : Rajiv Dubey


NCPRE Module Lab-1Working
76Sony EL Camera
SO : Rambabu sugguna, Rajiv Dubey
Sony
EL images
NCPRE Module Lab-1Working
77Spire Sun Simulator
SO : Shashwata Chattopadhyay, Rajiv Dubey
SPI-SUN SIMULATOR 5600SLP
Current-Voltage Measurement of PV Modules Isc, Voc, Imax, Pmax, FF, Efficiency, Rsh, Rs at Standard Test Condition (STC)
NCPRE Module Lab-1Working
Power Electronics

# System Name Make / Model Information Location Status
783-phase AC-DC Programmable Source
CHROMA 61702
Delivers pure, 5-wire, 3-phase 3 kVA AC power with programmable voltage and frequency feature to simulate various grid conditions. Additionally AC+DC output mode and PFC.
Power Electronics Lab 1Working
79DC Power Source
DIGITRONIX
Regulated DC Power Supply of voltage range 0-500V with CC and CV modes
Power Electronics Lab 1Working
80DC Power Source
APLAB L6430
Regulated DC Power Supply of voltage range 0-64V and current capacity of 0-30A
Power Electronics Lab 1Working
81Digital Isolated Oscilloscope
YOKOGAWA make

Power Electronics Lab 1Working
82Digital Signal Oscilloscope
Tetronix make, TPS2014B
4 Fully Isolated and Floating Channel oscilloscope for voltage and current measurements with real-time sampling rates up to 2 GS/s and 200 MHz Bandwidth.
Power Electronics Lab 1Working
83Digital Signal ScopeCorder
Yokogawa/ Model DL 850
Flexible and high-performance multi-channel test instruments by combining the benefits of a mixed signal oscilloscope and data acquisition recorder that can capture and analyze both transient events and trends upto 200 days.
Power Electronics Lab 1Working
84Electromagnetic simulation software package
Tessolve - MAGNET
Performs finite element analysis for drawing the 3D models and analyzing the performance of electrical machines or any electromagnetic device.
Power Electronics Lab 1Working
85High Performance Power Analyzer
YOKOGAWA, WT1806-06-F-HE
High-precision measurement device with wider voltage and current frequency bandwidth 5MHz, captures fast switching signals, and with dual vector and harmonic analysis function.
Power Electronics Lab 1Working
86Modular Solar Array simulator Mainframe
AGILENT E4360A
Simulates the I-V curve of different PV arrays under various environmental conditions (such as eclipse, spin, rotation, age and temperature).
Power Electronics Lab 1Working
87PSIM
Powersim- Basic modules- Additionally Renewable, Thermal,Digital and Simcoupler modules
Electronic circuit simulation software package, designed specifically for use in power electronics and motor drive simulations but can be used to simulate any electronic circuit.
Power Electronics Lab 1Working
88PV Emulator
APLAB SAS12010
Programmable DC Power Source of 1.2kW that simulates output characteristics of a solar array with features like fast I-V curve change and fast recovery switching time.
Power Electronics Lab 1Working
Thin Film Materials and Devices

# System Name Make / Model Information Location Status
89Autolab System


NCPRE devices and interfaces lab Second floor, Transit buildingWorking
90Fluorescence Spectrofluorimeter
JASCO FP-8300
For Fluorescence excitation and emission spectra
NCPRE devices and interfaces lab Second floor, Transit buildingWorking
91Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer
Bruker VERTEX 70
Used for identifying both solid and liquid mixtures of organic as well as inorganic compounds, to perform routine qualitative and quantitative FTIR Analysis
NCPRE devices and interfaces lab Second floor, Transit buildingWorking
92Thermogravimetric Analyser
STA 449 F1 Jupiter coupled with NetzschAeolos QMS 403D mass spectrometer
Customized for analysing thermal stability of solid and liquid samples and to characterize the evolved gas or vapour, with complete control of the atmosphere
NCPRE devices and interfaces lab Second floor, Transit buildingWorking
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  • Equipment fully working but process not optimized
  • Some parts of equipment not working
          Ex:-Heater in Metal sputter not working
  • Some process working, other not
  • Equipment working in manual mode.
          Ex:-RAITH sample loading is manual sometimes

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  • not open for training.
  • will be available for usage only through operators.
  • will be available for a fixed time period in a week as per the decision taken by the Faculty in charge of the tool.

This is to ensure that these critical equipment are used on a priority basis for processing jobs which are part of Project deliverables and then made available to other users.