Research Skills and PV in action

Module Summary

University of Sheffield

Jan 08 - Jan 19 2018


This module aims to give students a background understanding and practical experience of experimental methods and techniques used in materials research. The core of the module will be a lecture course that informs about the wide variety of thin-film deposition and characterisation techniques including UV-Vis spectroscopy, infra-red absorption spectroscopy, Raman scattering and electron microscopy.

You will also take part in a diverse programme of practical activities which will include: the deposition of thin films via spin coating, absorption and fluorescence measurements of organic semiconductors and training to use atomic force microscopy.

Assessment for the module will include a literature review of techniques covered in the lecture course and a written report of practical work undertaken.

[Full Module Overview]

Prof. David Lidzey

(Module Leader)