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 UV-Vis-IR Spectrophotometer
  • 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

 

STEM 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

  • Perkin Elmer 1100B Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer
  • 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.