One of the important classes of molecules we want to work with are known as J-aggregates. These molecules are a hang-over from the days of colour photography. We are interested in them because they consist of aggregates of dye molecules in which the individual molecules are lined up and interact with each other coherently. They will be important in both weak and strong coupling. Today we were joined by Sam Holder, a PhD student from the University of Bristol to discuss how best to fabricate thin films of J-aggregates.