Tuesday 4th of August 2020


The Laboratório de Nanotecnologia e Energia Solar (LNES) is located in the Chemistry Institute at UNICAMP. It has an area of 400 m2, including offices, computer room, an large experimental area and two instrumentation rooms (Geniès and LabToy).

The Geniès room, named in honor of a French scientist who studied all aspects of polyaniline, is designed to solar cell´s preparation. The Geniès´s room has a small Glove Box to store hazardous and hygroscopic solvents and chemicals; thermal evaporation instrument; layer-by-layer (LbL) equipment; spin coater; UV-Vis spectrophotometer UV/ozone oven; conductivity apparatus.

The LabToy, named in honor of a great friend and brilliant young scientist, Wilson A. Gazotti Jr, is a room for solar cell´s characterization and includes a Glove Box for metal deposition and device´s characterization; perfilometer; three AM 1.5 Solar Simulators; an optical bench for DSSC measurements. LNES is also equipped with two Autolab potentiostats (including an impedance module) and two Keithley current-voltage (I-V) SourceMeter. 

The LNES group has access to other equipments located at the Chemistry Institute at Unicamp such us Fluorescence microscopies (time-resolved), Confocal Raman, DSC, TGA, FT-IR, DRX , BET - gas adsorption, AFM and SEM microscopies. The LNES has also access other detailed structural and microscopic analysis such as FEG-SEM, HR-TEM, SAXS, HR-XPS, EXAFS, GiWAXS and GiSAXS from the National Synchrotron Laboratory in Campinas (www.lnls.br).

The Chemistry Institute at Unicamp is one of the best research and teaching centers in Brazil, the complete infrastructure can be found at http://www.iqm.unicamp.br/instrumentos