Dr. Zhengtao Zhu

Department of Chemistry and
Applied Biological Sciences
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Laboratory of Advanced Materials
for Flexible Electronics & Sensors

Lab Equipment: 
  • MBraun Glovebox system equipped with thermal evaporator and spincoator 
  • Sample cleaning setup (oxygen plasma, Laminar-flow hood, 18MΩ DI water system) 
  • Chemical synthesis setup for air-sensitive reactions (Schlenk lines)  
  • Newport 150W Solar Simulator and monochromator for IPCE measurement 
  • Laboratory-produced photovoltage and photocurrent transient setup for photovoltaic cells 
  • Keithley 2612 dual channel source meter, Keithley 2000 source meter for electric characterization 
  • Probe station for probing the electronic devices 
  • Perkin-Elmer LS-55 fluorescence spectrometer 
  • Perkin-Elmer Lambda-650 UV/Vis spectrometer 
  • Metrohm Potentiostat with impedence module
  • Dark room for simple lithographic patterning. 
  • KLA-Tencor D100 profilometer.
  • Nanoimprint Technology CNI nanoimprint tool.
Major Instruments Available at the SDSM&T for Material Characterization
  • Zeiss Supra 40VP field-emission Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) including a Tracor-Northern (Noran Instruments) energy-dispersive X-ray analyzer for elemental analysis. 
  • High-resolution JEOL JEM-2100 LaB6 transmission electron microscope (TEM). 
  • Hitachi H-7000 FA Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM), that includes an H-7110 scanning transmission (STEM) module and a Kevex energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometer. 
  • Quantasorb BET Surface Area Analyzer. 
  • Digital Instruments Nanoscope IIIa Multi-Mode Atomic Force Microscope (AFM). 
  • Philips PANalytical X’Pert Pro X-ray Diffractometer (XRD) 
  • Renishaw 100 micro-Raman Spectrometer (with 633 nm He-Ne laser and 782 nm diode laser) and Olympus BH2-UMA microscope, Renishaw Wire Video Viewer software. 
  • TA Instruments, Q100 Differential Scanning Calorimeter. 
  • TA Instruments, Q400 Thermal Mechanical Analyzer. 
  • GE QE Plus 300 MHz NMR Spectrometer. 
  • Microtrac 3100, Laser Diffraction Particle Size Analyzer (Range: 0.02 to 3000 micron) 
  • Atomic Force Microscopy combined with SPM, KFM, etc. 
  • Mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) 
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (300 MHz NMR) 

Contact Information:

Dr. Zhengtao Zhu
Department of Chemistry and Applied Biological Sciences
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Rapid City, SD 57701

Email: Zhengtao.Zhu@sdsmt.edu
605 394 2447