IPCE Module from Solartron Analytical for Solar Cells & Photoelectrochemistry

A new IPCE module is now available from Solartron Analytical for Quantum Efficiency measurements using the Modulab XM PhotoEchem. It’s available as a complete package, or as an add-on module for existing PhotoEchem systems.

Blue Scientific is the official distributor for Solartron Analytical in the UK and Ireland. If you have any questions, please get in touch.

Solartron Modulab XM PhotoEchem

IPCE Technical Note

 Contact us on +44 (0)1223 422 269 or info@blue-scientific.com


  

Solartron Modulab XM PhotoEchem

What is IPCE?

IPCE (Incident Photon to Current Efficiency) or Quantum Efficiency (QE) determines the cell efficiency as a function of wavelength. You can then calculate the maximum theoretical short circuit current density. This is critical in all areas of research involving the conversion of light to power:

  • Solar cells
  • Photoelectrochemical water splitting
  • Photoelectrochemistry

With IPCE you can determine the wavelength dependence of the cell and correlate the data with solar simulator measurements.

White Light Bias

White light bias is included as standard.

This is important when measuring certain cells, such as organic cells, which are intensity dependent. In these cases, accurate results can only be acquired by determining the intensity at which the IPCE response is independent of white light bias. By rejecting current measured due to white bias, you can measure just the response of the cell due to the monochromatic source.

Usually this is achieved with a light chopper and lock-in amplifier, which can be laborious. With the IPCE module, bias rejection is part of the system and is performed automatically, making it much easier to use whenever you need to.

IPCE with white light bias

QE response of Ionic Liquid cell. Blue = with white light bias (correct data). Red = without white light bias. 

Whole Range of Techniques

The PhotoEchem IPCE makes a whole range of techniques available to you, far more than a traditional IPCE system:

  • IPCE (Quantum Efficiency)
  • I-V
  • EIS
  • IMVS
  • IMPS
  • PV decay
  • Charge extraction
  • Plus all other traditional electrochemical techniques

Already have a PhotoEchem?

The IPCE module is available as a complete package, or as an add-on to existing PhotoEchem systems. The module is a more cost-effective way of adding IPCE capabilities to your lab than purchasing a separate system. Contact us for details.

Further Information

Blue Scientific is the official distributor for Solartron Analytical in the UK and Ireland. If you’d like a quote or if have any questions, please get in touch.

Solartron Modulab XM PhotoEchem

IPCE Technical Note

 Contact us on +44 (0)1223 422 269 or info@blue-scientific.com