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Now Available: Sheet Resistance Measurement System with Software

Posted on 31 May 10:51
Sheet resistance measurement system plus software

 

We are excited to announce the launch of our latest piece of equipment - the Sheet Resistance Measurement System. Comprised of the XtralienMTM X100 Source Meter, a four-point probe head, and intuitive software, this reliable system is designed to speed up and simplify the characterisation of materials.

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New Guide Available: Ossila's Guide to OLED Testing (Lifetime & Performance)

Posted on 30 May 11:03

Whether you are new to the world of testing OLEDs, or just want to try a new method of doing so, we have created a detailed video and written guide to OLED testing aimed at providing a helpful overview of the subject. Specifically, this guide covers two types of OLED testing - performance testing and lifetime testing.

 

 

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Meet the Ossila Directors, Pt. 1: Prof. David Lidzey

Posted on 27 Apr 09:32
David Lidzey in the lab

 

As part of our ongoing series of interviews with the faces behind Ossila Ltd, we took the time to have a chat with the Chairman of Ossila Ltd, Prof. David Lidzey. Aside from being on Ossila Ltd’s Executive Board, David is also a Professor of Physics at the University of Sheffield. In this interview, David shares some anecdotes of his professional journey so far, as well as some personal insights.

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Now Available: The Ossila Syringe Pump!

Posted on 20 Apr 11:11
We are pleased to announce the latest addition to our range of processing equipment: the Ossila Syringe Pump.

 

Ossila Syringe Pump (dual-syringe version)

The new Ossila Syringe Pump with two independently controllable syringes.

 

Our vision behind the syringe pump was to give scientists complete control over the solutions they use in the labs - whether this was for use in the synthesis of new materials, the fabrication of thin-film electronic devices, the study of microfluidics and flow chemistry, or the formation of emulsion. At Ossila, one of the first uses in our laboratories for the syringe pump was in the fabrication of perovskite-based devices using new ink formulations. The syringe pump is helping us to develop a new series of mixed-halide perovskite inks based upon advanced processing techniques (such as non-solvent quenching). These advanced techniques have helped us push our in-house power conversion efficiency values up to 16.6%. Read more...

9 Questions With Ossila's Excilight PhD Student, Marco!

Posted on 11 Apr 13:13
Marco from Ossila, working on Xtralien

 

It has been a year since Marco, our EU-funded Marie Curie Excilight PhD student, first joined the team at Ossila. Marco is from Pomezia, Italy, and has an MSc in Materials Science and Technology from the University of Rome Tor Vergata. Doing a PhD whilst working full-time in industry is an impressive feat that few have managed to accomplish! In this interview, Marco shares his experiences of both worlds so far, as well as his thoughts on a few candid questions.

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ITIC: An Exciting New Electron Acceptor for OPV

Posted on 21 Mar 10:38

 

Chemical structure of ITIC
The chemical structure of ITIC; CAS number 1664293-06-4; Chemical formula C94H82N4O2S4.

Being the first small-molecule electron acceptor to enable improved power conversion efficiencies (PCEs) over the best-performing fullerene acceptor (PC70BM), ITIC represents an exciting new advancement for organic photovoltaics (OPVs). Zhao et al. reported this in inverted-architecture PBDB-T (PCE12) devices, which achieved PCEs of 7.45% when PC70BM was used as the electron acceptor, and a staggering 10.68% when ITIC was used instead [1].

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Xtralien Scientific Python: The Backstory

Posted on 09 Mar 14:59
 

Whether we are controlling an instrument or performing a measurement, our ability to write code for our experiments is vital. At Ossila, we also need a means of providing code to our customers so that they can get the most out of our equipment. Our solution was the Python programming language...

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Molybdenum Disulfide & Tungsten Disulfide: Now Available!

Posted on 21 Feb 11:35
molybdenum and tungsten disulfide 2D materials

 

Two new transition metal dichalcogenides, molybdenum disulfide and tungsten disulfide, have now been added to our 2D materials collection of  powders and suspensions. At Ossila, both of these materials are available in powder forms for depositing monolayer and multilayers as well as pre-made suspensions to enable quick and easy deposition!

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Happy Work Anniversary to Our Customer Service Administrator!

Posted on 15 Feb 09:21

If you’re one of our customers, you may have already communicated in some way with our lovely Customer Service Administrator, Rosie. Recently, Rosie celebrated her 1-year work anniversary at Ossila! In conjunction with her career milestone, we decided to sit down and have a quick chat with her.

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Python & Xtralien Workshop with EPSRC New & Sustainable PV CDT

Posted on 26 Jan 13:16

 

Xtralien Python scientific tutorial workshop CDT-PV

Ossila is proud to provide industrial support for the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council’s (EPSRC) Centre for Doctoral Training in New and Sustainable Photovoltaics (CDT-PV). As part of our collaboration, Dr. Rob Treharne, Academic Manager of the CDT-PV, invited us to host a Python workshop last week for their 3rd cohort of first-year PhD students. This was the second consecutive year that we collaborated with the CDT-PV to host such a workshop. The 1-day workshop was held at the University of Sheffield's Department of Physics, and Dr. Nick Scarratt and Jack Stephenson from Ossila were on hand at the workshop for the second year in a row.

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