Ametek SolarLab XM Photoelectrochemical Test System

Specific XM instrument designed for research of solar cells and photovoltaics

SolarLab XM is a new application-specific product that is primarily focused on solar cell and photovoltaic research. The system offers a high-quality measurement platform for characterizing a range of photoelectrochemical devices such as DSSC’s, Perovskite cells, and Photoanodes,” noted Professor Laurie Peter, world leading expert, University of Bath, UK. Professor Peter acted as scientific advisor during the development of the ModuLab PhotoEchem system and helped ensure that it met the requirements of today’s most demanding photovoltaic researchers.
SolarLab XM includes a potentiostat, frequency response analyzer (FRA) and PhotoEchem module that provide complete characterization of a wide range of Solar cells and PV cells, including Perovskite and Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSC). Additionally, the system can be used for development of visible spectrum photoelectrochemical systems such as Iron-Oxide photo-splitting of water.



  • Developed in conjunction with Professor Laurie Peter
  • Frequency and time domain techniques including IMPS, IMVS, Impedance, Photovoltage Decay, Charge Extraction, I-V
  • Auto analysis for calculating effective diffusion coefficients and electron lifetimes
  • NIST traceable light source calibration
  • Excellent thermal management of light sources for long term stability
  • Full set of electrochemical techniques (cyclic voltammetry, chrono methods, galvano methods, impedance and AC voltammetry)
  • IPCE option for quantum efficiency measurements
  • SolarLab XM’s impedance accuracy contour plot highlights Solartron’s best in class measurement performance.


Specifications  ModuLab XM
SolarLab XM
Wavelength Range

350 nm – 1100 nm

Intensity Range

6 Decades
(with ND Filter)

Maximum Beam Divergence

4 degrees

Maximum Beam Diameter / Cell Size

1 cm

IMPS / IMVS Transfer Function

Reference Photodetector


NIST Traceable

LED Driver Maximum Current

10 A

Typical LED Stability at Max Power

< 2% Drift after 24 hours

LED Driver Maximum Frequency

250 kHz

Expandable to:aterials Testing
Low-current Measurements (Femto Amp)
Yes No


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