Preparing for organic solar cell lab section for Physics 008, which will be taught in Spring 2012. Michael Durant, student assistant on project, helping with the first attempt constructing organic solar cell.
This is the first organic solar cell completed and it generated electrical current.
This consolidated vacuum corporation will be used for Professor Headrick's advance lab course.
Professor Headrick with one of the retrofitted machines for creating the organic solar cells.
This apparatus creates the solar cells through centrifugal force. Built from a motor with a spinning plate and a housing made from a multi-CD spindle case.
Glass slide, now coated with a thin film of aluminum!
Evan opens the bell jar to find out the results of his first attempt at the aluminum layer.
Back of the tee.
UVM Physics tee-shirt.
The aluminum is what you see glowing!
Evan operating the vacuum chamber, which coats the slide with aluminum metal.
Student Evan Laird holds up the glass slide--he's about to work on the third and final layer of the solar cell, comprised of aluminum.