Product Briefing Outline: Newport Corporation has introduced the latest addition to its industry-leading portfolio of Photovoltaic development solutions – the PV ‘IsoStation’ Series Workstations. Newport’s PV IsoStation Workstation is a, 36”x 60” ergonomic workstation specifically designed for PV test and development applications. It features integrated storage and shelving for instruments, solar simulators and other devices and a specially treated worksurface that reduces light reflectivity by a factor of six compared to typical optical table surfaces. The PV IsoStation workstation is ideal for a wide range of photovoltaic applications.
Problem: Newport’s PV IsoStation Workstation provides a 6x less reflective work surface than standard workstations to minimize the effects of reflected and scattered light.
Solution: The RG series 3’ x 5’ breadboard is a lightweight honeycomb structure that superior to granite or steel plate platforms and much easier to assemble and move. The breadboard surface has a durable black matte finish on the surface and has a ¼-20 hole pattern on 1” centers. The instrument rack is a standard 19″ rack mount integrated into the workstation fame. The rack is constructed of welded heavy gauge steel for stability and ruggedness. Far more rigid than sheet stock rolled C-channel frames, the PV tubular construction is easier to clean and does not have crevices to collect contaminates. The PV frame comes standard in powder coat black. The workstation frame is enclosed on all sides, except the rear, with two doors opening toward the front of the workstation.
Applications: Including I-V testing, quantum efficiency (QE) testing of solar cells, light-biased QE testing, photoluminescence lifetime measurements and pump probe and 2D IR study of charge transfer in organic solar cells.
Platform: Newport’s PV IsoStation Workstation features a black shelving system for supporting instruments, a low reflectivity, black RG series breadboard, a rigid black support structure with built in cabinets, 19″ standard instrument rack and casters for easy mobility.
Availability: November 2008 onwards.