Facilities

Departmental Instrumentation:

NMR Instrumentation

  • State-of-the-art multinuclear 500 MHz spectrometer with gradient shimming used for 2D and multinuclear experiments. NMR is equipped with autosampler and auto tuning.
  • Three 300 MHz spectrometers typically used for 1H and 13C spectra.
  • Solid state probe for 300 MHz Spectrometer

Mass Spec Intrumentation

  • Electrospray time of flight mass spectrometer
  • MALDI time of flight mass spectrometer
  • Two quadrupole GC mass spectrometers
  • Ion trap GC/M.S. with direct insertion probe and chemical ionization

Separation Instrumentation

  • HP 1050 HPLC with autosampler and photodiode array detection
  • Waters HPLC with duel wavelength detection
  • GPC *
  • CZE (Capillary Zone Electrophoresis) with diode array detection
  • CE-LIF (Capillary Electrophoresis with Laser-Induced Fluorescence Detection) *
  • Preparative scale automated flash chromatography system *
  • Capillary HPLC with variable wavelength detection(can be coupled to the Electrospray mass spectrometer) *
  • Preparative gel electrophoresis apparatus
  • GC-IR
  • Other various capillary GC's

Optical Instrumentation

  • FTIR with PM-IRRAS bench, microscope and step scan capability
  • UV-Vis spectrometer
  • Fluorescence spectrometer with a micro well plate reader
  • Fourier transform NIR raman
  • Dispersive raman
  • Micro raman system with 532nm and 632nm excitation lasers *
  • Pulsed laser systems including N2, Nd:YAG, and dye lasers
  • Circular dichroism spectrometer
  • Atomic absorption spectrometer, flame and graphite furnace

Optics Center Instrumentation

(see the COOC site for a comprehensive list of facilities)

  • SEM with EDAX
  • FESEM
  • Raith 150 electron beam lithography
  • Nanoman AFM
  • Variable angle elipsometer
  • Vacuum metal evaporation system

X-Ray Instrumentation

  • Single crystal X-ray diffractometers *

Other Facilities and Instrumentation

  • Ultra-centrifuge
  • Ultra high vacuum STM *
  • Cold room
  • Atomic force microscope *
  • PAR 273 Potentiostat/Galvanostat *
  • Portable vacuum line with turbo-pump and mass analyzer
  • BET automated surface area analyzer *
  • Metal plasma deposition system (metal sputter coater) *
  • TGA (Thermogravimetric Analysis) *
  • TMA (ThermoMechanical Analyzer) *
  • DSC (Differential Scanning Calorimeter) *
  • Vacuum speed evaporator (Speed Vac)
  • ESR spectrometer
  • Molecular and materials modeling using Origin 300 and an eight R1400 500 MHz processor computer system *
  • Fully equipped Class 1000 clean room
  • Solvent purification system (water and oxygen free), ethyl ether, acetonitrile, dichloromethane, toluene and pentane

* Instrumentation in faculty research laboratories that could be available on a collaborative basis.

Computer Resources:

Many departmental instruments and research computers are connected to the university maintained Novell network. The department also maintains a network of Silicon Graphics and Microsoft Windows workstations for computational chemistry.

The university Information Technology department provides access to the Internet and to the state supercomputer facility. A jointly maintained student computer laboratory is housed in the building. Electronic literature searching using ACS SciFinder Scholar software is available on departmental computers.

The Chemistry/Physics Student Computer Lab, with state-of-the-art systems is also located in the Burson Building. This lab is connected to the campus-wide network allowing students access to fast Internet connections and personal, networked hard drive space which is available from any lab on campus and via the Internet.

Many popular programs are available for student use, including Microsoft Office, PC Spartan Pro, the Cambridge Crystallographic Database and others.

Shops and Technical Staff:

The department employs two full-time Instrument Specialists to maintain departmental instrumentation and train students in its use. An additional staff member in the college's Electronics Shop provides instrument design, repair, and computer support services. Other facilities include equipment for fabrication and repair of chemical glassware.