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THREE COMPARTMENT N2 GLOVE-BOX

 

A great deal of materials used in research domains concerning applied materials physics and chemistry are prone to oxygen- and humidity-induced degradation. Therefore, device production and material storage and handling has to be carried out in an inert atmosphere. To this end a sealed container, fitted with a window and fixed rubber gloves (or: glovebox), is used, which is designed to allow one to manipulate objects in a strictly nitrogen (or argon) environment with less than ppm levels of water and oxygen. At the same time, the glovebox protects the user from direct contact with hazardous chemicals or unhealthy solvents. The glovebox system at IMO-IMOMEC contains a spincoater and a vacuum deposition system, which makes it suitable as full lab-scale production environment for organic electronics. Air-tight sample holders with electric contacts are available so that the inert atmosphere can be maintained, even when measuring on a separate setup outside the glovebox.