As scientific lab equipment manufacturers in india, Navson Technologies supplies to leading educational institutions, research laboratories and in general to the research industry. Here is a feedback from a user of spin coaters working on TiO2 and ZrO2 Thin Films.
Spin coating is one of the easiest and most affordable gateways into nanoscience and nanotechnology – A PhD Candidate from India
My first experience with spin coaters was in 2009 when, as an undergraduate summer intern, I was assigned to prepare TiO2 and ZrO2 thin films. It was a fascinating experience which opened the gates for my research career.
I was excited to see a sol-gel drop, containing the TiO2 and ZrO2 precursors, transform into a 100-200 nm thin films of TiO2 and ZrO2.
Lab Equipment For Anti-reflection Coatings
As an undergraduate researcher, it was very interesting to know that these were the type of thin film coatings that were used as anti-reflection coatings in sunglasses and other devices such as solar cells and had this peculiar self-cleaning property; which is now used in tall glass buildings that self-clean itself on exposure to UV rays in the sunlight.
Spin Coating for Nanofabrication Applications
The spin coating technique being one of the easiest nanofabrication techniques intrigued my interest in nanotechnology and further boost my research thirst at an undergraduate level.
The spin coating technique is simple, cost-effective and efficient enough in their own rights to be a standalone nanofabrication technique.
Additionally, it also tastes the favor of being coupled with highly sophisticated techniques such as electron beam lithography and photolithography.