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Artificial laboratory weathering chamber

Methodology

Advanced benchtop xenon tester with state-of-the-art UV-control fortests.

Weathering chamber
Weathering chamber

Caracteristics

1x 1700 W air-cooled Xenon Lamps
1100 cm2 exposure area
Measurement and Control of Irradiance in the wavelength range 300-800 nm / Lux ; or 300-400 nm / 340 nm
Measurement of Chamber Temperature

Expertise

40 years experience in the domain of photo- and thermo- degradation of polymeric materials. From the molecular scale to the functional properties.

Results

Photochemical degradation mechanisms of most polymeric materials. Correlation mechanisms/ degradation of the properties

References

Photostability of organic materials used in polymer solar cells. Rivaton A, Tournebize A, Gaume J, Bussière PO, Gardette JL, Therias S, Polym Int 2013 ; 63 : 1335–1345
A universal route to improving conjugated macromolecule photostability. Santos Silva H., Tournebize A, Bégué D, Peisert H, Chassé T, Gardette J-L, Thérias S, Rivaton A,. Hiorns R C. RSC Advances 2014 4, 54919–54923

Applications

* Degradation of active layers in organic solar cells
* Weathering of encapsulants and back-sheets of solar cells
* Weathering and degradation of organic components contration solar mirrors

Localisation

Partner
ICCF Equipe Photochimie Groupe POPPI

Institution
Université Blaise Pascal - CNRS - SIGMA
Campus des Cézeaux Avenue Blaise Pascal 63 170 Aubière

Contact
Sandrine Therias
33 (0)4 73 40 71 43
sandrine.therias@univ-bpclermont.fr

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