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Gallery of Equipments & Users-in-Charge

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Facilities for (Photo)Electrochemistry Experiments 

BioLogic VSP Potentiostat

In-charge: Rachel Silcox

We have a 2-channel Biologic VSP potentiostat for performing electrochemical experiments. One of the channels present has the option for impedance measurement.

Shimadzu UV-Vis Spectrophotometer UV-2600

In-charge: Luisa Barrera

The UV-2600 is a UV-Vis spectrophotometer for measuring the absorbance, transmittance and reflectance of both liquid and solid samples exposed to the UV and visible light spectrum. We also have integrating sphere attachment to measure the diffuse reflectance.

QSonica Sonicator Q500

In-charge: Luisa Barrera

The Q500 sonicator transforms the input electronic power supply into mechanical vibrations of a selected amplitude.Used for electrode cleaning and to speed dissolution for various applications.

Ohaus Starter 3100M Bench Meter

In-charge: Luisa Barrera

The 3100M bench meter is a multi-parameter bench meter that can accurately measure the solution pH, conductivity, and temperature, when using the appropriate electrode.

Harvard Apparatus PHD ULTRA Syringe Pump

In-charge: Mike Mayer

The PHD ULTRA syringe pump is a high-accuracy infusion pump designed to control fluid flow rates and applicable for versatile technical use. The model that we have in our lab can attain flow rates in the range of picoliters/min to 250 ml/min.

Facilities for Thermal & Optical Measurements

Thermo Fisher Nicolet iS50 FTIR Spectrometer

In-charge: Mike Mayer

The Nicolet iS50 is a Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometer. FTIR spectroscopy is a rapid, high-resolution technique to identify and characterize the spectral behavior of materials in the infrared part of the electromagnetic spectrum. The spectrometer’s high speed and precision lies in its use of an interferometer, allowing one signal to encode all infrared frequencies.

Parker Balston Spectra15 Purge Gas Generator

In-charge: Mike Mayer

The Spectra15 purge gas generator takes the building air supply and prepares it for continuous purging of the FTIR spectrometer. It is capable of lowering the moisture level in the air to a dewpoint of -73°C, as well as the CO2 concentration to < 1 ppm. Both water and CO2 have strong absorption bands in the IR and therefore must be removed from the air supply.

PIKE Technologies DiffusIR DRS Accessory

In-charge: Mike Mayer

The DiffusIR is an accessory for measuring the diffuse reflectance spectra of powdered samples. It is equipped with ellipsoidal mirrors that direct the incoming beam into the sample and collect the diffuse signal for detection. It includes an attachment for high temperature measurements (up to 1000 °C).

Note: This accessory is specifically set up for installation in a Nicolet iS50 FTIR spectrometer.

Across International TF1700 Tube Furnace

In-charge: Mike Mayer

The TF1700 tube furnace provides the ability to heat samples up to 1700°C in a ceramic (alumina) tube with a controlled gas environment. The temperature profile can be set with a PID controller, and the temperature at the tube center is measured using a type B thermocouple.

FLIR Systems E60sc IR Camera

In-charge: Mike Mayer

The E60sc infrared camera is a non-contact tool for measuring the temperature of a surface using its thermal radiation and surface properties. The camera’s temperature range is -20°C to 120°C.

Infrared Systems Development IR-564 Blackbody Source

In-charge: Mike Mayer

The IR-564 blackbody source is a cavity blackbody used as a reference for FTIR emission measurements. It has a rated emissivity of > 0.99 and is capable of reaching temperatures up to 1200 °C. The aperture of the cavity is controlled manually with a maximum diameter of 1 in.

Linkam Scientific TS1200V Thermal Stage

In-charge: Mike Mayer

The TS1200V heated stage is optimized for characterizing materials at high temperatures in a controlled gas environment or vacuum. The stage has a maximum temperature of 1200 °C and heating rate of 200 °C/min. An IR transparent window can be used for making thermal emission measurements with the FTIR.

Agilent Technologies DS40M Vacuum Pump

In-charge: Mike Mayer

The DS40M vacuum pump is a rotary vane pump with an ultimate total pressure of 0.67 Pa and pumping speed of 36 L/min.

Other Facilities

Accuris Instruments Analytical Balance W3100 Series

In-charge: Luisa Barrera

The W3100 series analytical balance is a high accuracy balance with a resolution of 0.1 mg.

PRUSA i3MKS3 3D Printer

In-charge: Bryan Kinzer

The PRUSA i3MKS3 3D printer is a handy tool for rapid prototyping of actual and test parts made of plastics. It applies fused deposition modeling of filaments to build thermoplastic materials layer-by-layer. This current version of the printer can achieve printing speeds > 200 mm/s.