Posted on Sat, Apr 21, 2018 by Ashley Wong
Sheffield UK, 21st April 2018: Ossila Ltd is pleased to announce that it has been granted a Queen’s Award for Enterprise – the UK’s most prestigious award for business performance. The Awards are granted annually by Her Majesty The Queen, based on the recommendations of the Prime Minister, together with an Advisory Committee of representatives from government, industry, commerce and trade unions.
Posted on Tue, Mar 27, 2018 by Ashley Wong
After bidding farewell to our previous Excilight PhD student on secondment, our collaboration with the EU-funded Excilight Innovative Training Network (ITN) programme continues and we are pleased to welcome Ryta as she begins her secondment with us! A PhD student from the Silesian University of Technology in Poland, Ryta's project with Excilight focuses on electrochemical & spectroelectrochemical characterisation of Exciplex layers & pure materials.
Posted on Tue, Mar 13, 2018 by Ashley Wong
An important characteristic of various materials, sheet resistance (a.k.a. surface resistivity) quantifies the ability for electric charges to move along uniform thin films. Knowing the sheet resistance of a material allows you to calculate its resistivity and conductivity - and thus enables you to electrically characterise the material. Schematic...
Posted on Tue, Mar 06, 2018 by Hunan Yi
Having achieved 10% power conversion efficiencies (PCE), all-polymer solar cells (all-PSCs) have been the subject of significant research interest in recent years. With p-type polymers as electron donors and n-type polymers as electron acceptors, all-PSCs have contributed to the rise of high thermal, mechanical and photochemical device stability - with the prospect of large-area production.
Posted on Tue, Feb 20, 2018 by Ashley Wong
As an industrial partner in the EU-funded Excilight Innovative Training Network (ITN) Programme, Ossila recently hosted Amruth, who is an Excilight PhD student. Amruth was on secondment with us from November 2017, and primarily worked with our Slot-Die Coater. As his secondment with Ossila drew to a close earlier this month, we thought it would be great for him to share his experiences and some of his research findings with you!
Posted on Wed, Feb 07, 2018 by Ashley Wong
Ossila is once again proud to provide industrial support for the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council's (EPSRC) Centre for Doctoral Training in New & Sustainable Photovoltaics (CDT-PV).
Continuing our annual tradition of running workshops with the new cohort of 1st-year PhD students, this marked our third consecutive year collaborating with the CDT-PV in hosting a training workshop (the previous two focused on Scientific Python coding). This year, our workshop was part of the CDT-PV's training on the commercialisation of science.
Posted on Thu, Jan 25, 2018 by Jon Griffin
An extremely versatile deposition technique, slot-die coating is capable of being integrated into both roll-to-roll and sheet-to-sheet deposition systems. Slot-die coating's key advantage is its simple relationship between i) wet-film coating thickness, ii) the flow rate of solution, and iii) the speed of the coated substrate relative to the head. Moreover, it can achieve extremely uniform films across large areas - in the best cases with variation being less than 1% across several meters.
Posted on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 by Chris Bracher
We are constantly looking for ways to make your research easier and more efficient. Our latest attempt at doing so is the IV Curve Measurement System, which has now been upgraded to include an intuitive PC software, along with these new features and benefits listed below.
Posted on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 by Ashley Wong
In honour of our recent Institute of Physics (IOP) Business Innovation Award, we were invited to attend an official awards dinner held in London last week. Several representatives from Ossila - including our Managing Director, Dr. James Kingsley, and Chairman, Prof. David Lidzey - travelled to London to spend an evening with esteemed academic & industrial physicists.
Posted on Thu, Nov 09, 2017 by Hunan Yi
Non-fullerene polymer solar cells (NF-PSCs) have recently received great interest in academic and industrial research fields. This is partly due to the continuous development of polymer semiconductors as OPV donor materials during the last 20 years [1-3].
Posted on Wed, Nov 01, 2017 by Jon Griffin
A major challenge in the deposition of thin-film electronic devices is the transition from simple lab-based techniques to those that are compatible with large-scale manufacturing. Simple methods, such as spin coating, are widely used within laboratories - but this technique cannot be integrated into scalable manufacturing lines. However, there is a technique that is suitable for both small-scale and large-scale usage: slot-die coating.
Posted on Tue, Oct 24, 2017 by Ian Firth
At Ossila, we are continuously improving our products to provide you with the tools that enable innovation in your field. Our original low-cost Spin Coater was the answer for giving more researchers the opportunity to create high-quality coatings.
After combining your valuable customer feedback with the work of our R&D team, Ossila are proud to present the new Spin Coater – designed for busy labs. With this updated version of the Spin Coater, we worked to enhance the practical user experience.
Posted on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 by Ashley Wong
Sheffield UK, 18th October 2017: Ossila Ltd today announces that it has won an Institute of Physics (IOP) Business Innovation Award in recognition of its solar cell prototyping platform, which allows researchers to achieve world-class results and increases the pace of solar cell research in an affordable and efficient manner. This exemplary innovative platform encompasses Ossila's substrates, materials, equipment, and standard photovoltaic reference architecture.
Posted on Fri, Oct 06, 2017 by Max Reinhardt
Ossila understands the importance of polymer purity and the effects it has on device efficiency and stability. As such, we are proud to introduce Luminosyn™ - our new range of high-purity, batch-specific polymer semiconductor materials for OLED, OFET, OPV and perovskite solar cell research applications.
Materials from the Luminosyn™ range have all gone through extensive purification measures to provide high-purity polymer semiconductors for your research needs. Currently based on campus, the Luminosyn™ laboratory continues Ossila's long-standing relationship with the University of Sheffield.
Posted on Thu, Sep 28, 2017 by Hunan Yi
Ossila stays updated on the latest academic breakthroughs from research groups worldwide working with OPV and OLED materials. As such, we have developed new products to provide you with easy, affordable access to the most recent and advanced materials.
Posted on Wed, Aug 30, 2017 by Max Reinhardt
We are always looking out for the latest polymer semiconductors that are being used by distinguished researchers worldwide to acheive high-performance devices in the field of organic electronics (such as OPVs, OFETs, OLED/PLEDs and perovskite solar cells). This is so that you have access to those materials whilst they are achieving academic and industrial benchmarks, which should lead to further scientific understanding and advancements.
Posted on Tue, Aug 29, 2017 by Ashley Wong
Earlier this year, we published Part 1 of our "Meet the Ossila Directors" series. As summer rolls around to an end, we are excited to share the final instalment of this series! For Part 2, we had a chat with another one of our Directors, Dr. Alastair Buckley.
Posted on Fri, Jul 07, 2017 by Jon Griffin
Ossila have released a series of carbon nanotubes, with a selection of single-walled, double-walled and multi-walled carbon nanotubes. In addition, we also offer carboxylic acid (-COOH) and hydroxyl (-OH) functionalised nanotubes. Carbon nanotubes are the 1-dimensional form of carbon, where atoms are arranged in a hexagonal lattice (like...
Posted on Fri, Jun 30, 2017 by Ashley Wong
Late last May, Ossila's Excilight PhD student Marco Collela had the opportunity to attend the 22nd International Krutyn Summer School (IKSS), which was held from the 21st-27th of May 2017 and took place at the Masurian Lake District in Poland.
The acclaimed IKSS is renowned for providing high-end scientific and technological training for PhD students and researchers. The topic of focus for the 22nd IKSS was "State of the Art in Organic-only TADF OLEDs: From Theory to Applications". This formed part of the training for Marco's Excilight PhD programme, and was organised by Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences and various Excilight partners, including Durham University (UDUR), University of Strathclyde (UOS), and Silesian University of Technology (SUT).
Posted on Wed, May 31, 2017 by Ashley Wong
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.