COPE Facilities

High Performance Computing

Facilities for theoretical investigations based on powerful computational techniques derived from quantum chemistry and condensed-matter physics. For more information contact Jean-Luc Bredas

Microelectronics Research Center (MiRC)

The Microelectronics Research Center (MiRC) provides expertise, facilities, infrastructure and teaming environments to enable and facilitate interdisciplinary research in microelectronics, integrated optoelectronics, and microsensors and actuators. The MiRC, housed in a 100,000 square foot building and a 20,000 square foot annex, provides facilities including six electronic and optoelectronic materials labs, eight labs for microelectronics design and testing, eight labs for electronic device design and testing, and a 7,000 square foot cleanroom providing complete microfabrication facilities. For more information please refer to the MiRc website.

Organic Chemistry Laboratories

Facilities for the synthesis and purification of organic materials as well as the characterization of structures using a variety of spectroscopic techniques. For more information contact Seth Marder.

Organic Electronic and Active Materials Scale-up Facility

The facility and its staff support researcher to provide government laboratories and companies with a sufficient quantity of new materials for system-level evaluation and testing. These materials will enable future joint development research programs to speed-up their use in commercial applications. The main equipment at the facility currently includes a 20 liter rotary evaporator, a 10 liter reactor with temperature control from -70 oC to 200 oC, and larger scale purification equipment including a chromatography system with 100-200 gram capacity. The reactor and chromatography equipment are located in a walk-in fume hood with double volume spill containment for researcher safety.

Polymer and Molecular Characterization Facility

The Polymer and Molecular Characterization Facility is a collection of instruments by STAMI faculty members with the capability of measuring: 1) molecular weights of polymers by GPC at ambient and high temperatures; 2) sizes of macromolecular particles by DLS; 3) liquid-solid surface interface properties by contact angle measurement; 4) the absorptive properties of solutions, solids, and thin films from UV to the near IR wavelengths; 5) infrared absorption properties of solutions, solids, and thin films; 6) fluorescent and phosphorescent properties of solutions, solids, and thin films at variable temperatures; and 7) thermal properties such as glass transition temperature and thermogravimetric properties with DSC/TGA.