Equipment Status

Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells

# System Name Make / Model Information Location Status
12 inch Annealing Furnace
SO : Kalaivani S
FIC : Anil Kottantharayil
Urjas Furnace
Boron, Phosphorus and Annealing Furnace
NCPRE Fab lab (2nd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
22 inch Boron diffusion
SO : Kalaivani S
FIC : Anil Kottantharayil


NCPRE Fab lab (2nd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
32 inch phosphorus diffusion
SO : Saima Cherukat
FIC : Anil Kottantharayil


NCPRE Fab lab (2nd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
44 Target E Beam Evaporator System
SO : Kalaivani S
FIC : Anil Kottantharayil
HHV/15F6T
Thin film coating system
NCPRE Fab lab (2nd Floor, NanoE Building)Partially Working
5Adhesion Tester
FIC : Chetan Solanki
DeFelsko/AT-08735
Measures the adhesion of coatings to metal
NCPRE Char lab (3rd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
6Contamination Study Furnace
SO : Saima Cherukat, NCPRE
FIC : Chetan Solanki
Urjas Furnace

NCPRE Fab lab (2nd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
7CoRRescan
SO : Guru Burkul
Mechatronics Manufacturing BV/ SCRA 10 9001, Solar
It reveals energy loss locations in solar cells by detailed surface mapping
NCPRE Char lab (3rd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
8DI Water System
SO : prashant shinde, Sandeep Kumbhar


NCPRE Fab lab (2nd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
9Diffusion Furnace
SO : NCPRE , Sandeep Kumbhar
FIC : Anil Kottantharayil
Protemp SIRIUS/ PRO-2005
Phosphorus diffusion and oxidation
NCPRE Fab lab (2nd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
10Edge Isolation Tool
SO : Sandeep Kumbhar
BSET EQ/ NT-2
Plasma etching of diffused wafers
NCPRE Fab lab (2nd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
11Electrochemical Capacitance Voltage (ECV) Dopant Profiler
SO : Saima Cherukat, Sreejith K P
FIC : Anil Kottantharayil
WEP Control- CVP21

NCPRE Fab lab (2nd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
12Etching Wet Bench
SO : Sandeep Kumbhar
FIC : Anil Kottantharayil
Laxmi Instruments
For performing etching processes
NCPRE Fab lab (2nd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
13Fabrication Lab Microscope
SO : Sandeep Kumbhar, Saima Cherukat
FIC : Anil Kottantharayil
Metavis/MVMS-U 300

NCPRE Fab lab (2nd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
14FESEM (Imaging)
SO : NCPRE , Sagar Mitra
FIC : Sagar Mitra
Zeiss/ Ultra 55
Scanning electron microscope for imaging with EDX system
NCPRE FSEM lab Hill side, near power houseWorking
15FESEM (EDS)
SO : Sagar Mitra, NCPRE
FIC : Sagar Mitra
Zeiss/ Ultra 55
Scanning electron microscope for imaging with EDX system
NCPRE FSEM lab Hill side, near power houseWorking
16FESEM (Imaging with EDS)
SO : NCPRE , Sagar Mitra
FIC : Sagar Mitra
Zeiss/ Ultra 55
Scanning electron microscope for imaging with EDX system
NCPRE FSEM lab Hill side, near power houseWorking
17Four Probe System
SO : Guru Burkul
FIC : Brij Arora
Jandel/MHP-12 & Multi-PT8
Sheet Resistance Measurement
NCPRE Fab lab (2nd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
18General Purpose Wet bench
SO : Kalaivani S, Sandeep Kumbhar
FIC : Anil Kottantharayil
Laxmi Instruments
Multipurpose wet bench
NCPRE Fab lab (2nd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
19Hot Air Oven
SO : Kalaivani S, Sandeep Kumbhar
FIC : Anil Kottantharayil
GS11-1-13/GS 21c
Drying Furnace
NCPRE Fab lab (2nd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
20In-House Solar Simulator
SO : Guru Burkul
FIC : Anil Kottantharayil
Sciencetech SF150
Current-voltage measurement of small area cells
NCPRE Char lab (3rd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
21Laser Doping System
SO : Swasti Bhatia, NCPRE
FIC : Chetan Solanki
Scantech Laser Pvt. Ltd.
Laser firing on spin-on-dopants
NCPRE Char lab (3rd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
22Lifetime Characterization and Suns Voc Measurement System
SO : Suren Patwardhan, Swasti Bhatia
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
23Light Beam Induced Current
SO : Sreejith K P, jayshree bhajipale
FIC : Anil Kottantharayil
WT-2000 PVN

NCPRE Char lab (3rd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
24Nova Simulator
FIC : Aswani Yella
SpectroNova Technologies / IREM
Current-voltage measurement of small area cells
NCPRE Char lab (3rd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
25Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition (PECVD)
SO : Sandeep Kumbhar, Irfan Khorakiwala
FIC : Anil Kottantharayil
Oxford Instruments/ Plasmalab System 100
Dielectric coating for ARC and Passivation
NCPRE Fab lab (2nd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
26Quantum Efficiency Measurement System
SO : Saima Cherukat, Raja Sekhar Baddula
FIC : KL Narasimhan
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
27Rapid Thermal Processing (RTP)
SO : Sandeep Kumbhar
FIC : Anil Kottantharayil
Allwin 21/AW 610
Metal Firing
NCPRE Fab lab (2nd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
28RCA Wet Bench
SO : Sreejith K P, Sandeep Kumbhar
FIC : Anil Kottantharayil
Laxmi Instruments
For performing RCA processes
NCPRE Fab lab (2nd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
29SAN four probe system
SO : Guru Burkul
FIC : Anil Kottantharayil
SAN/Signatone-Keithley
Measurement of resistivity
NCPRE Char lab (3rd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
30Scanning Electron Microscope
SO : NCPRE , Sagar Mitra
Zeiss/ EVO 18
Scanning electron microscope for imaging
Micro 1 Lab (Ground Floor, Electrcal Annex Building)Working
31Screen Printer
SO : DIVYA PRIYADARSHANI, Sandeep Kumbhar
FIC : Chetan Solanki
Haikutech/P200S
Metal (Al and Ag) Priting
NCPRE Fab lab (2nd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
32Sensovation 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
33Solar Cell I-V Measurement System
SO : Tarun Yadav, Guru Burkul
FIC : Chetan Solanki
ABET Technologies/Sun 3000
Current-voltage measurement of large area cells
NCPRE Char lab (3rd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
34Spectroscopic Ellipsometer
SO : Irfan Khorakiwala, jayshree bhajipale
FIC : Anil Kottantharayil
SE-2000
For measurement of thickness and optical constants of thin films
NCPRE Fab lab (2nd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
35Spray Pyrolysis System
SO : Kalaivani S
FIC : Anil Kottantharayil
Holmarc/ HO-TH-04
Aluminium oxide coating system
NCPRE Fab lab (2nd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
36Ultrasonicator
SO : Saima Cherukat, Sandeep Kumbhar
FIC : Anil Kottantharayil
TCP 40 H/ TCP 40 H

NCPRE Fab lab (2nd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
37UV Exposure System
SO : NCPRE , Guru Burkul
FIC : Anil Kottantharayil
Kemi Moosa/KUVC-2
For exposing the samples in UV range
NCPRE Char lab (3rd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
38UV-Vis-NIR Spectrometer - Lambda 950 (NCPRE)
SO : Sreejith K P, Guru Burkul
FIC : KL Narasimhan
PerkinElmer / Lambda-950
Used to study optical properties (absorption or reflectance)
NCPRE Char lab (3rd Floor, NanoE Building)Working
39Zeta 3D Microscope
SO : Guru Burkul, Irfan Khorakiwala
FIC : Chetan Solanki
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
402 Inch Phosphorus Diffusion,oxidation Furnace
SO : Nilesh Kusher, manisha bansode
Urjas Energy Solutions
Is used for diffusion and oxidation
NCPRE students fabrication lab Second floor, Transit buildingWorking
41Fume Hood
SO : Nilesh Kusher, manisha bansode
Nano Clean
It is used for etching and cleaning
NCPRE students fabrication lab Second floor, Transit buildingWorking
42Hot Plate
SO : Nilesh Kusher, manisha bansode
Classic Scientific
Heating samples and solutions
NCPRE students fabrication lab Second floor, Transit buildingWorking
43Lithography
SO : Nilesh Kusher, manisha bansode
Indigineous
Patterning through masks
NCPRE students fabrication lab Second floor, Transit buildingWorking
44Microscope
SO : Nilesh Kusher, manisha bansode
Metavis/MVMS-U 300
To capture microscopic images
NCPRE students fabrication lab Second floor, Transit buildingWorking
45QE & IV System
SO : Nilesh Kusher, manisha bansode
Holmarc
QE and IV measurements
NCPRE students fabrication lab Second floor, Transit buildingWorking
46RO System
SO : Nilesh Kusher, manisha bansode
Ion Exchange
DI water
NCPRE students fabrication lab Second floor, Transit buildingWorking
47RTP system
SO : Nilesh Kusher, manisha bansode
Indigineous
Annealing samples
NCPRE students fabrication lab Second floor, Transit buildingWorking
48SES Four Probe
SO : Nilesh Kusher, manisha bansode
SES Instruments
Resisitivity Measurements
NCPRE students fabrication lab Second floor, Transit buildingWorking
49Spin Coater
Holmarc
spin coating the samples
NCPRE students fabrication lab Second floor, Transit buildingWorking
50Tube Cleaning setup
SO : Nilesh Kusher, manisha bansode
Indigineous
Quartz tube cleaning
NCPRE students fabrication lab Second floor, Transit buildingWorking
51Vacuum System
SO : Nilesh Kusher, manisha bansode
Mansha Vacuum Equipments Pvt. Ltd.
Metalization
NCPRE students fabrication lab Second floor, Transit buildingWorking
Energy Storage

# System Name Make / Model Information Location Status
52Air Oven
Abhishek Scientific Co.,Bhandup,Mumbai-400078
To dry the electrodes, Also to dry the glasswares.
NCPRE Energy Storage LabWorking
53Autoclave
Amar equipments
Used for the chemical reactions, which requires high pressure and temperatures.
NCPRE Energy Storage LabWorking
54Automatic 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
55Battery Cycling System
Arbin/BT2000
A multiple independent-channel testing system mostly used for the lithium-ion batteries characterization in MSAL
NCPRE Energy Storage LabWorking
56Biologic VMP3 System
Biologic science instruments/VMP-300
To perform the electrochemical analysis of the battery.
NCPRE Energy Storage LabWorking
57Centrifuge
eppendrof 5804
To separate the liquids of the different densities.
NCPRE Energy Storage LabWorking
58Electrode 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
59Glove box
MBRAUN /LABstar Glove Box Workstation
To asseble the cell, and to store the electrolyte.
NCPRE Energy Storage LabWorking
60Heat Sealing Machine
Xiamen Tob New Energy Technology Co. Ltd / TOB-TSS-200
For the primary sealing of the pouch.
NCPRE Energy Storage LabWorking
61Hot 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
62Muffle Furnace
Abhishek Scientific Co.,Bhandup,Mumbai-400078
To calcinate the sample in the air atmoshpere.
NCPRE Energy Storage LabWorking
63Planetary Mill
Pulverisette 6/ Fritsch
For mixing and homogenizing of emulsions and pastes
NCPRE Energy Storage LabWorking
64Pouch 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
65Slitting Machine
Xiamen Tob New Energy Technology Co. Ltd / TOB-ES-500
To prepare the electrodes for the cyclindrical batteries.
NCPRE Energy Storage LabWorking
66Slurry Mixer
Xiamen Tob New Energy Technology Co. Ltd / TOB-VSM-500
To make the optimum slurry of the electrode.
NCPRE Energy Storage LabWorking
67Stacking 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
68Tubular Furnace
Lindberg/Blue M
A three zone tube furnace with excellent temperature uniformity
NCPRE Energy Storage LabWorking
69Ultrasonic 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
70Vacuum Oven
Xiamen Tob New Energy Technology Co. Ltd / TOB-DZF-6050
To dry the electrode which are sensitive to air.
NCPRE Energy Storage LabWorking
71Vacuum Sealing Machine
SO : manisha bansode
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
72Cell line checker
SO : Ajeesh M V, Rambabu sugguna
Togami
Detect interconnection defects
NCPRE Module Lab-1Working
73Colorimeter
SO : Shashwata Chattopadhyay, Baloji Adothu
TP 110
Test discoloration
NCPRE Module Lab-1Working
74Dynamic Mechanical Loading System (DML)
SO : Rajiv Dubey


NCPRE Module Lab-1Working
75Environmental chamber (Large size)
SO : Devan P Vasudevan, Rajiv Dubey
Ballice BS-4500-WC
Reliability tests for modules
NCPRE Module Lab-2Working
76Environmental chamber (Small size)
SO : Rambabu sugguna, Devan P Vasudevan
Heat & Control
Reliability tests for components
NCPRE Module Lab-2Working
77FLIR-IR Camera
SO : Sonali Bhaduri, Ali Asger Khattab
FIC : Narendra Shiradkar
FLIR E60
Thermal imaging of cells and modules
NCPRE Module Lab-1Working
78Fluke Clamp Meter
SO : Rambabu sugguna
FIC : Narendra Shiradkar
FLUKE 317
This is a fluke clamp meter, it can measure AC/DC currents upto 600Amps and 600Volts
NCPRE Module Lab-1Working
79Fluke Thermometer
SO : Rambabu sugguna
FIC : Narendra Shiradkar
FLUKE Thermometer
This is a Fluke thermometer, it can measure temperature with help of thermocouples
NCPRE Module Lab-1Working
80Insulation Resistance Tester
SO : Rambabu sugguna


NCPRE Module Lab-1Working
81Metavis Microscope
SO : Sonali Bhaduri
FIC : Narendra Shiradkar
Medimage Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
To capture microscopic images
NCPRE Module Lab-1Working
82Multi I-V Curve Tracer (Daystar)
SO : Sachin Zachariah, Sonali Bhaduri
Daystar/MT5
Current-voltage (IV) Characterization of multiple (upto 16) photovoltaic modules under natural sunlight.
Nano E building top floorWorking
83PV Module Laminator
SO : Baloji Adothu, Umang Desai


NCPRE Silicon Metalization LabWorking
84Sensovation Camera (For EL of Solar Modules)
SO : Rambabu sugguna, Sachin Zachariah
SVSB14-MB-2001
Electroluminescence images of modules to detect cracks / microcracks and other defects.
NCPRE Module Lab-1Working
85Solar Path Finder
SO : Rajiv Dubey
Solar PathWays Corporation
Shading Analysis
NCPRE Module Lab-1Working
86Solmetric IV Tracer -I
SO : Yogeswara Rao Golive, Ajeesh M V


NCPRE Module Lab-1Working
87Solmetric IV Tracer -II
SO : Yogeswara Rao Golive, Ajeesh M V


NCPRE Module Lab-1Working
88Sony EL Camera
SO : Ajeesh M V
Sony
EL images
NCPRE Module Lab-1Working
89Spire Sun Simulator
SO : Sachin Zachariah, Ali Asger Khattab
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
903-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
91DC Power Source
DIGITRONIX
Regulated DC Power Supply of voltage range 0-500V with CC and CV modes
Power Electronics Lab 1Working
92DC Power Source
APLAB L6430
Regulated DC Power Supply of voltage range 0-64V and current capacity of 0-30A
Power Electronics Lab 1Working
93Digital Isolated Oscilloscope
YOKOGAWA make

Power Electronics Lab 1Working
94Digital 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
95Digital 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
96Electromagnetic 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
97High 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
98Modular 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
99PSIM
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
100PV 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
101Autolab System


NCPRE devices and interfaces lab Second floor, Transit buildingWorking
102Fluorescence Spectrofluorimeter
JASCO FP-8300
For Fluorescence excitation and emission spectra
NCPRE devices and interfaces lab Second floor, Transit buildingWorking
103Fourier 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
104Glove Box-1 with Spincoater and Hot Plates(Inert atmosphere)
SO : Gangadhar S B, Javed khan
FIC : Dinesh Kabra
M BRAUN/ MB 20G

NCPRE Hybrid Solar Cells labWorking
105Glove Box-2 with Semi Probe (Inert atmosphere)
SO : Kalyani Patrikar
FIC : Dinesh Kabra
Semi Probe USA

NCPRE Hybrid Solar Cells labWorking
106Glove Box-2 with Evaporator (Inert atmosphere)
SO : Urvashi Bothra, Kalyani Patrikar
FIC : Dinesh Kabra
M BRAUN/ MB 20G

NCPRE Hybrid Solar Cells labWorking
107Glove box-2 with LED Solar Simulator
SO : Urvashi Bothra
FIC : Dinesh Kabra
Oriel Instruments/ LSH-7320

NCPRE Hybrid Solar Cells labWorking
108Glove box-3 with spin coater, Hot plate & weighing balance
SO : Kashimul Hossain, Shivam Singh
FIC : Dinesh Kabra


NCPRE Hybrid Solar Cells labWorking
109LAF (spincoater)
SO : Dhanashree Moghe
FIC : Dinesh Kabra
Holmarc Opto-Mechatronics/ HO-TH-05

NCPRE Hybrid Solar Cells labWorking
110LAF (UVCS)
SO : Kashimul Hossain, Shivam Singh
FIC : Dinesh Kabra


NCPRE Hybrid Solar Cells labWorking
111OE Lab Plasma Asher
SO : Gangadhar S B, Bosky Sharma
FIC : Dinesh Kabra
HARRICK PLASMA/ PDC-32G-2/PDC/FMG-2

NCPRE Hybrid Solar Cells labWorking
112Thermogravimetric 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



Status Symbol Meaning of Status Symbol
Not WorkingEquipment may not be used
Partially WorkingEquipment working with some minor problem****
Fully WorkingFully operational

****
  • 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

Definition of 'Controlled access' for Equipment in labs at NCPRE:
  • 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.