Available facilities

Α) Deposition/Processing

  • Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Vapor Deposition setup (APCVD)
  • Spray and Ultrasonic Spray Pyrolysis setups
  • Setup for solution growth
  • Setup for sol-gel growth
  • Spin coater
  • Doctor blade setup for deposition of films
  • Centrifuge, Ultrasonic baths/probes, Distillation setup, Setup for preparation of MilliQ water, and various ovens for growth, drying and annealing



Β) Characterization techniques

  • Scanning electron microscope (SEM), with Energy dispersive X-ray analysis
  • FT-IR Spectrophotometer
  • UV-VIS Spectrophotometer
  • Arc Lamp Housings Solar Simulator
  • Cyclic voltammetry
  • Spectrometer
  • Single housing narrow bandwidth nsec OPO with pump laser system; tunable nsec laser radiation from 210-2300 nm.
  • Setup for the study of thermochromic and electrochromic action
  • UV lamps, optical microscopes and spectrometers




Center of Materials Technology and Photonics (CEMATEP) is a joint laboratory of the departments of the School of Applied Technology of the Technological Educational Institute of Crete (TEI Crete), established in 2003. Its activities are dedicated to the growth, study and application of novel materials and photonics.

Research activities

The research efforts in CEMATEP are focused on the exploitation of advanced thin films, nanostructures and nanocomposites suitable for applications like solar cells, chromic layers for solar control coatings, optoelectronics, photodetectors and organic electronics. CEMATEP is well equipped with state of the art facilities and its members have important scientific outcome as well as excellent national and international collaborations.