Departmental Research Instrumentation


IR & Raman Instrumentation

  • Thermo Nicolet IR 200 Spectrophotometer
  • Raman Spectrometer (Oreil Optics)
  • Raman Microscope (WiTec 300 Microscope)


MS Facility

  • Hewlett Packard GC/MS (GC HP 6870, MS HP 5873)
  • Bruker APEX 7T FTMS (ESI-MS)
  • Bruker UltrafleXtreme MALDI-TOF MS


NMR Facility

  • Varian INOVA 600 MHz NMR Spectrometer
  • Two Bruker AVANCE 500 MHz NMR Spectrometers, VT and solid state capabilities


Photophysical Characterization

  • Cary 500 and 5000 UV-Vis-IR Spectrophotometers
  • Cary Eclipse Fluorescence Spectrophotometer
  • Horiba Fluorolog 211, time-resolved measurements (sub-ns to ms range); absolute quantum yields via integrating sphere attachment; accessory for examination of solid samples.


PolyRUN Facility

  • Differential Scanning Calorimeter: Discovery DSC (TA Instruments)
  • Thermal Gravimetric Analyzer: Discovery TGA (TA Instruments)
  • Rheometer: DHR-2 (TA Instruments)
  • Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer: Q800 (TA Instruments)
  • Gel Permeation Chromatography: Malvern Viscotek and Waters Systems
  • Dynamic Light Scattering: Malvern Nano ZS DLS
  • Atomic Force Microscope: Bruker ICON set up in glovebox


SEM Facility

  • Field emission scanning electron microscope (Hitachi S-4800), with an EDS detector from EDAX


X-Ray Laboratory

  • Bruker APEXII X-ray Diffractometer, with 4K CCD Detector and Kryoflex Low-Temperature Capability


Other Instrumentation

  • Thermo Scientific iCE 3000 Atomic Absorption Spectrometer 
  • Bioanalytical Systems CV-50W Voltammetric Analyzer
  • Wyatt Technology DAWN EOS Light Scattering Instrument (Flow and Batch)
  • Beckman J2-21 Centrifuge
  • Labconco Freeze Dryer


Additional major instrumentation is available in the research laboratories of individual faculty.