Before assessment of their sensing behavior, the nanosensors are characterized electrically in a probe station in a 4-probe configuration.
The platform has experimental benches simulating real environmental conditions in the laboratory to characterize sensors. This includes mechanical stress, temperature, humidity, pH and different saline solutions.
- Multiphysics bench:
- Tensile machine for simple or cyclic loading (± 50 N);
- Environmental chamber Dycometal CCKg 40/8p with controlled temperature (-30ºC to +160ºC), relative humidity (10% to 95%) and dew point;
- Sourcemeter Keithley 2600B with 3700A relay switching system;
- Solar Simulator LCS-100 (1 Sun irradiance with an AM1.5G filter).
- Fluidic bench:
- Thermal bath ThermoScientific A5B with AC200 controller (-5ºC to 100ºC)
- Odeon-Photopod for physico-chemical and photometric analysis of liquid solutions (pH, conductivity, temperature, Chloride, Chlorine and other)