Perovskite/Antiperovskite solar cells, fuel cells, and our Quartz Ampoules

Some of the Quartz ampoules we manufacture are shipped to customers involved with the development of solar cells, and to others who are perfecting fuel cells that offer zero thermal expansion.

Although found in nature, both Perovskite and Antiperovskites are synthesized.

Perovskites were named after Russian mineralogist L. A. Perovski (1792–1856) by Gustav Rose who discovered the mineral. And “metallic” antiperovskites have demonstrated superconductivity in certain compounds, as well as giant magnetoresistance, or GMR, as Albert Fert and Peter Grünberg who were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2007 would call them. We are confident that they had a thought or two for Lord Kelvin when they picked up the award.

Research on antiperovskites will make the fuel cells more cost effective, durable, and above all eliminate explosions.

So, here at Sandfire Scientific, we are glad that we are able to contribute, in a small way; to a number of technological achievements by simply providing researchers with excellent Quartz ampoules, be they plain or coated with a layer of pyrolyzed carbon.

The photo shows three commonly used types of ampoules we manufacture for our customers. The preferred ampoule is #2, however, we make all sorts of ampoules with different shapes and bottoms, such as flat,  round or cones of varying degrees. We can make them with constrictions, etc., and sizes can vary from 3mm OD to 150mm OD and up to 2500mm in length, and they offer different ways of sealing them.

We offer Quartzware custom-made to your specs. Please print the image of the 3 ampoules and discuss it with your team. Then, simply fill out the quick contact form below to let us know how we can be of help.