To support the chemistry department’s extensive analytical efforts, the department offers additional analytical instruments. These tools cover a wide array of characterization data. The EPR instrument can be found in Frick Laboratory Room B14 and the remainder of the instruments in B06. Instruments are available to researchers on a walk-up basis; for further training or assistance contact senior spectroscopist John Eng.

 

Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR)

The department has recently installed a new Bruker EMXplus EPR Spectrometer. Several resonators are available for a wide range of applications. An Oxford liquid helium cryostat is installed on this instrument for low temperature sample handling down to 10K. 

 

Vibrational Spectroscopy 

​Two fourier transform infrared spectrometers are available for the analysis of solids, liquids and gases.

 

Raman Spectroscopy

​Available for use is a Thermo Scientific DXR Smart Raman instrument with a 780 mm HP laser.

 

Electronic Spectroscopy 

There are two Agilent instruments available, a Cary Eclipse Fluorescent Spectrometer and a diode array UV/VIS spectrometer.

 

Elemental Analysis

Elemental characterization data can be obtained with an X-ray fluorescence spectrometer.