One of QESST’s core’s capabilities is the ability to collaborate for research at our eight member universities. Each university focuses on different areas and as such, has different expertise and tools. To know more check out our list of tools and facilities at all universities.


Research facilities being utilized for QESST-related research at Arizona State University include the Solar Power Lab (SPL), the NanoFab CSSER,the LeRoy Eyring Center for Solid State Science and TÜV Rheinland Photovoltaic Testing Laboratory LLC.

The laboratory for the SPL, a 4976 square foot clean room, is situated in the MacroTechnology Works building at the Arizona State University Research Park. This state-of-the-art clean room has extensive handling for high purity gases and sophisticated semiconductor process equipment including:

SPL Metrology Equipment

Alessi Probe Station

Atomic Force Microscope


Flash Solar Cell Tester

Four Point Probe

Hitachi S7800 Scanning Electron Microscope

Nanometrics Reflectometer


Quantum Efficiency

Rudolph AutoEL III Ellipsometer

Sinton Lifetime Tester

Furnace for doping solar cells, at Solar Power Lab
Furnace for doping solar cells, at Solar Power Lab

SPL Processing Equipment


AST 280 Rapid Thermal Processor

Belt Firing Furnace

Box Furnaces

MRL 1414 Diffusion Furnace

Molecular Beam Epitaxy

Screen Printers

Spin Rinse Dryer

Sputtering System

Wet Chemistry for Wafer Cleaning

Wet Chemistry for Wafer Texturing