Departmental Instrumentation

Instrumentation Overview

Instrumentation in the Department of Chemistry includes:

  • Hewlett Packard 5989A Mass Spectrometer (GC/MS & DIP/MS inputs)
  • PerkinElmer 2400 Elemental Analysis (C-H-N)
  • PerkinElmer 2380 Atomic Absorption
  • PerkinElmer LS 30 Fluorescence spectrophotometer
  • Beckman DU 640B, Carey 50 UV-Visible spectrophotometers
  • TA Instruments Q50 Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA)
  • TA Instruments Q2000 Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)
  • Hewlett Packard 5890 series II Gas Chromatographs with Flame Ionization Detectors
  • Electrothermal Engineering Ltd. M-2341 Melting Point apparatus
  • Sartorius ME-5 series Ultra Micro Balance (1 ug)
  • Dymax Model 5000 UV Curing Oven
  • CEM MDS-2000 Microwave Reactor Oven
  • Several Drying ovens
  • Hitachi LaChrome Elite D-2000 HPLC with Diode Array & Refractive Index detectors
  • Nicolet Magna-IR 750, Nicolet Nexus 470 FT-IR FTIR (transmission & ATR)
  • Pellet press for FTIR
  • Digital Refractometers
  • Varian INOVA 400 MHz FT/NMR spectrometer with multinuclear liquid, diffusion, and variable-temperature capabilities
  • Bruker 200 MHz FT/NMR with multinuclear liquid and toroidal cavity capabilities
  • Bruker-AXS D8 Single-crystal X-ray Diffractometer, including low-temperature attachment
  • Hitachi M-8000 mass spectrometer with a high-performance liquid-chromatograph input
  • EG&G low-temperature Mössbauer spectrometer
  • Beckman PACE/MDQ capillary-electrophoresis instruments with UV and laser excitation systems
  • Applied Color Systems 1800 color-matching/formulating computing spectrophotometer
  • PerkinElmer, Par 273, and EG&G potentiostat/galvanostats
  • Rame-Hart 250-F1 Goniometer/Tensiometer
  • Shimadzu HPLC/GPC with UV-Visible and Refractive Index detectors
  • Full-Spectrum Laser MLE-40 Laser Cutter
  • Netzsch LFA447 Flash Diffusivity Analyzer
  • TA Instruments AR2000 Rheometer with Small-Angle Light Scattering attachment
  • TA Instruments Q800 Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer with Low-Temperature attachment
  • Applied Separations Helix Super-Critical Fluid Processor

The department houses an extensive collection of additional mass spectrometers. Backing up these instruments are a wide variety of:

  • additional chromatographs (GC, LC, IC)
  • infrared spectrometers
  • dispersive optical spectrometers (UV/VIS, IR, AA)
  • fluorescence/luminescence spectrophotometers
  • centrifugal partition chromatographs
  • refrigerated-ultra centrifuges
  • calorimeters
  • salt-spray chambers
  • radiation counters.

In addition, numerous PC/compatible, Macintosh and UNIX computers are available in laboratories, computer learning centers, and computerized classrooms, as well as access to the campus centralized computing facility which includes numerically-intensive computing support.


Instrumentation Support

Departmental laboratory support includes a glass blower, an electrical engineer, an instrument technician, and an NMR specialist. These personnel train and assist students and faculty with their projects and maintain equipment used for teaching and research.