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Ossila Expands to New Location in Europe

Ossila Expands to New Location in Europe

Posted on Mon, Nov 01, 2021 by Laurence Cole

Leiden BioScience Park Ossila has expanded to a new location in Leiden BioScience Park in the Netherlands! For our customers in the EU, this means hassle-free delivery with zero customs issues and no unexpected fees. This builds on our pre-existing EU delivery guarantee to provide a completely frictionless purchasing experience...

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Introducing the Ossila Potentiostat

Introducing the Ossila Potentiostat

Posted on Tue, Jan 14, 2020 by Chris Bracher

Potentiostats are used extensively in electrochemistry to control and measure three electrode systems. Unfortunately, up until now this ubiquity has not resulted in potentiostats becoming cheaper or more accessible.

The new Ossila Potentiostat has been designed to help electrochemists perform cyclic voltammetry for less. The complete system includes cyclic voltammetry software, an electrochemical cell, and everything you need to start taking measurements.

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Bundle Deal: Spin Coater + Syringe Pump

Bundle Deal: Spin Coater + Syringe Pump

Posted on Thu, Jun 06, 2019 by Ashley Wong

With our newly-launched package deal, you can now purchase the award-winning Spin Coater + Syringe Pump together and save money off the regular retail price! The package deal also includes a FREE adapter to connect both pieces of equipment together, giving you precise and automatic control over your spin coating. You can choose from either the single or dual Syringe Pump variants.

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Ossila Student Employee Receives 2019 Regional SEOTY Award

Ossila Student Employee Receives 2019 Regional SEOTY Award

Posted on Thu, May 30, 2019 by Ashley Wong

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that an Ossila student employee, Oluchi Emenike, has won a Regional award for Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) in the Commercial Impact category. This is the third time that one of our student employees has won a SEOTY award! Read about our previous SEOTY award-winning students.

The SEOTY awards have been held annually in the UK since 2002. As the UK’s largest student awards, they honour the extraordinary contributions and accomplishments of students who have flourished in combining their academic and part-time work duties.

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Permanent Price Reductions: 6 & 8-pixel OPV/OLED Substrates & Substrate Packs

Permanent Price Reductions: 6 & 8-pixel OPV/OLED Substrates & Substrate Packs

Posted on Mon, Apr 15, 2019 by Ashley Wong

As part of our continuous mission to enable more scientific research, we are happy to announce that several of our OPV & OLED substrates will now have permanent price reductions. Due to increased support and demand from our customers, we have been able to reduce costs by scaling up our manufacturing and production processes - thus allowing us to provide you prices that are even more affordable!

The following substrates (100 pieces) will now be priced at £199 (previously £425):

  • S101: 6-Pixel ITO Glass OLED Substrates (Pixelated Anode)
  • S171: 6-Pixel ITO Glass Substrates (Pixelated Cathode)
  • S211: 8-Pixel ITO Glass Photovoltaic Substrates

In addition, our ITO substrate packs have also had a massive price reduction and are now £279 (previously £500).

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New Theory Guide: Introduction to Two-Dimensional Materials

New Theory Guide: Introduction to Two-Dimensional Materials

Posted on Wed, Mar 20, 2019 by Ashley Wong

A material's properties are not only determined by what it is made of - the size of a material can also affect how it behaves. When reduced down to nanoscale form, certain materials will display properties that are different to what they show in their bulk form.

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PhD Student Workshop: Business Awareness for Scientists

PhD Student Workshop: Business Awareness for Scientists

Posted on Wed, Jan 30, 2019 by Ashley Wong

For the fourth consecutive year, we continue our industrial-academic collaboration with the EPSRC 'New & Sustainable Photovoltaics' Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT-PV). We hosted the newest cohort of PhD students in the Ossila headquarters (the very first time!) for a one-day interactive workshop on business training for scientists.

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Ossila's PhD Student Achieves High-Efficiency Slot-Die Coated OLEDs

Ossila's PhD Student Achieves High-Efficiency Slot-Die Coated OLEDs

Posted on Tue, Jan 15, 2019 by Jon Griffin

After his completing his secondment at Ossila, our Excilight PhD student Amruth has been working hard to publish a paper on his efforts to slot-die coat organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). We are excited to announce that his research, titled 'Slot-Die Coating of Double Polymer Layers for the Fabrication of Organic Light Emitting Diodes'  has been published in Micromachines, 10(1), 53.

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Meet Mary, Our Latest PhD Student Collaborator!

Meet Mary, Our Latest PhD Student Collaborator!

Posted on Thu, Dec 13, 2018 by Ashley Wong

As scientists ourselves, we understand the importance of scientific collaboration between industry and academia. Over the years, we've worked together with various research groups and taken many PhD students on board with us. The latest PhD student collaborator to join us is Mary O'Kane!

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New Product Upgrade: Solar Cell I-V Test System

New Product Upgrade: Solar Cell I-V Test System

Posted on Fri, Nov 30, 2018 by Nick Scarratt

In December, the Ossila I-V Curve Measurement System will be upgraded. It will also be renamed to the Ossila Solar Cell I-V Test System. Both the manual and multiplexed versions of the systems will be upgraded to incorporate our new X200 Source Measure Unit - bringing greater performance, extra features, and increased usability.

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New Product Upgrade: Four-Point Probe System

New Product Upgrade: Four-Point Probe System

Posted on Fri, Nov 09, 2018 by Ashley Wong

If you are looking for a quick, accurate, and easy method for measuring the sheet resistances of various materials, this system is all that you need. This latest version is built on our new X200 Source Measure Unit.

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Product Upgrade Preview: The Improved X200 Source Measure Unit!

Posted on Wed, Oct 03, 2018 by Ashley Wong

Having listened to customer feedback, we've added several new features to our Source Measure Unit for improved practicality and user experience. As a result, the X200 Source Measure Unit was born!

If you want to set voltages and measure currents in your experiments, but don't have any programming knowledge (or just wish there was a simpler and faster way to collect data), then the redesigned X200 Source Measure Unit is perfect for your needs!

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New Theory Guide Available: OPVs vs. 2nd-Gen Solar Cell Technologies

New Theory Guide Available: OPVs vs. 2nd-Gen Solar Cell Technologies

Posted on Tue, Sep 18, 2018 by Ashley Wong

The solar cell market is currently dominated by crystalline silicon (c-Si) cells - also known as first-generation solar cells - which are lauded for their high efficiency and well-established manufacturing processes. Despite this, c-Si cells have high costs and a long payback time. As such, this type of solar cell is...

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New Guide Available: Dip Coating Theory - Film Thickness

New Guide Available: Dip Coating Theory - Film Thickness

Posted on Tue, Sep 11, 2018 by Ashley Wong

Dip coating is a popular thin-film coating method used in both academia and industry. This method involves immersing and withdrawing a substrate from solution in a precise, controlled manner - leaving behind a thin film of solution coated on to the substrate. The thickness of this resulting thin film is directly affected by the processes and processing conditions that take place during dip coating.

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New Guide Available: Green OPV Solvents

New Guide Available: Green OPV Solvents

Posted on Tue, Aug 14, 2018 by Ashley Wong

Despite continuous improvement in the efficiencies of lab-scale organic solar cells, most devices still use aromatic halogenated solvents to dissolve active layers. Whilst good for making efficient solar cells, solvents of this type are subject to stricter regulation as they often have negative effects on the environment and human health. This leads...

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World-leading Exciplex Layers Created by Ossila's PhD Student

World-leading Exciplex Layers Created by Ossila's PhD Student

Posted on Wed, Aug 01, 2018 by Ashley Wong

Massive congratulations to our Excilight PhD student, Marco Collela on the publication of his recent paper: "Solution processable small molecule based TADF exciplex OLEDs (Colella, Pander, & Monkman, 2018)". Marco worked as part of a research team from Durham University. Whilst carrying out scientific research for this paper at Ossila, Marco was primarily supervised by our Senior Systems Engineer, Dr. Nick Scarratt.

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Interview with Our Award-Winning Student Employees!

Interview with Our Award-Winning Student Employees!

Posted on Fri, Jul 13, 2018 by Ashley Wong

Recently, a couple of our hardworking student employees - Dhilan Devadasan & Máté Lukács -  won a National award for UK Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) in their role as Manufacturing Engineers at Ossila. They very kindly took the time to have a chat with us so you can get to know them better! 

In this casual interview, they share details on what their typical day on the job looks like, the skills they have picked up on the way, give some valuable advice, and talk about their hobbies!

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Dip Coater in Development

Posted on Wed, May 30, 2018 by Jon Griffin

Over the past year, we've been paying close attention to what our customers really want - and the majority of you have requested a wider range of coating equipment! As such, following on from the popular Ossila Slot-Die Coater, our team of engineers have been working hard to develop our next piece of thin-film coating equipment – the Ossila Dip Coater.

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Ossila's Student Employees Win Regional SEOTY Award

Ossila's Student Employees Win Regional SEOTY Award

Posted on Thu, May 17, 2018 by Ashley Wong

We are happy to announce that two of our student employees - Máté Lukacs & Dhilan Devadasan - have won a Regional award for Student Employee of the Year in the Commercial Impact category!

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Ryta's Product-Development Secondment

Ryta's Product-Development Secondment

Posted on Mon, May 14, 2018 by Ashley Wong

If you've been keeping up with our recent blogposts, you may already know that Ossila have a collaborative partnership with the EU-funded Excilight Innovative Training Network (ITN) programme. As part of this collaboration, we host Excilight PhD students on secondments - the most recent one being Ryta! Throughout her secondment, she has been carrying out research & development activities to scope the feasibility of a new product. Now that her secondment has just been completed, we want to share what she's been working on so far.

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