Instruments by Function


Imaging provides surface spatial information. This could be morphological as in the case of scanning probe microscopy or chemical as in the case of Raman microscopy.

Elemental analysis provides information about the various elements present in a sample as in the case of laser ablation mass spectrometry and in some cases the oxidation state as in the case of x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy.

Identification of a material often requires information about atomic arrangement as in the case of x-ray diffraction or chemical bonding as in the case of infrared or nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy.

Thin film & nanoparticle characterization can provide information of thickness and size. For example, dynamic light scattering will provide average particle size of particles in a suspension and ellipsometry can provide film thickness and dielectric constant.

Structural information can be obtained ranging from ordering at the atomic level with standard x-ray diffraction up to larger-scale molecular structures with wide angle x-ray diffraction.

Bulk properties of materials can be obtain including magnetic properties, dielectric constant, conductivity and hardness.

IMAGING

Electron Microscopy

Hitachi S-4700 FE Scanning Electron Microscope
Comments:
 Magnifications up to approx 500,000x, secondary and back-scattered electron image formation, X-ray spectra/mapping (EDS, for Z > 5), digital image acquisition, coating units (gold and carbon).
Contact: Pat Scallion, Mechanical Engineering

JEOL JXA-8200 Electron Probe Micro-Analyzer
ContactD. J. MacDonald, Robert M. MacKay Electron Microprobe Lab, Earth Sciences

ZEISS/LEO 1455vp Variable Pressure Scanning Electron Microscope
Comments:
 large specimen chamber
Contact: Dr. Ping LiScientific Imaging Suite, Department of Biology

FEI, Tecnai 12 Transmission Electron Microscope
Comments: 
120 kv; 300 kx; Gatan 832 SC1000 11M pixels (4008 x 2672) CCD camera 
Contact: Dr. Ping LiScientific Imaging Suite, Department of Biology

Optical Microscopy

Optical Microscope
Comments:
 up to 1000x, bright/dark field, polarized light, interference contrast, Nemarski contrast, oil immersion lenses, Polaroid, 35 mm and digital image acquisition (black and white).
Contact: Dr. Kevin Plucknett, Mechanical Engineering

LSM-410-Carl Zeiss Confocal laser scanning microscope
Comments: ; fluorescence (3 laser lines: 488nm, 568nm, 647nm), optical sectioning, digital imaging, 3D reconstruction, inverted microscope
Contact: Dr. Ping LiScientific Imaging Suite, Department of Biology

Other

Bruker Bioscope Catalyst Atomic Force Microscope with Horiba Raman Spectrometer
Comments: 
100 microns XY scanner; 22 microns Z-range.
Contact: Dr. Laurent Kreplak, Physics & Atmospheric Science

ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS

Hitachi S-4700 FE Scanning Electron Microscope
Comments:
 Magnifications up to approx 30,000x, secondary and back-scattered electron image formation, X-ray spectra/mapping (EDS, for Z > 5), Polaroid and digital image acquisition, coating units (gold and carbon).
Contact: Pat Scallion, Mechanical Engineering

JEOL JXA-8200 Electron Probe Micro-Analyzer
ContactD. J. MacDonald, Robert M. MacKay Electron Microprobe Lab, Earth Sciences

VG Microtech MultiLab ESCA 2000 X-ray Photoelectron Spectrometer (XPS)
ContactAndrew George, Physics and Atmospheric Science

Bruker Compact QTOF Mass Spectrometer
Comments:
 m/z range of 20-39000; ESI, APCI, APPI, Solid probe and Captive spray sources.
Contact: Xiao FengMass Spectrometry Laboratory, Chemistry

IDENTIFICATION

Nicolet NXR 9650 FT-Raman spectrometer
Comment: Nd: YVO1064 nm laser; spectral range: 4000 cm-1 to 50 cm-1; variable temperature cell (-150 to 150 °C); depolarization accessory.
Contact: Mike Johnson

VG Microtech MultiLab ESCA 2000 X-ray Photoelectron Spectrometer (XPS)
ContactAndrew George, Physics and Atmospheric Science

Bruker AV-III 700 MHz NMR spectrometer
Comments: ; multi-nuclear NMR for solids, range from 87Sr -31P, H/F, for 2.5mm, 3.2mm and 4mm rotors with dual and triple resonance MAS probe heads. 
Contact: Dr. Ulrike Werner-ZwanzigerNuclear Magnetic Resonance Resource (NMR-3), Chemistry

Bruker Avance DSX 400 NMR spectrometer
Comments:
 ; multi-nuclear NMR for solids, range from 15N -31P, H/F, for 2.5mm, 4mm and 7mm rotors with dual and triple resonance MAS probe heads, and wideline capabilities.
Contact: Dr. Ulrike Werner-ZwanzigerNuclear Magnetic Resonance Resource (NMR-3), Chemistry

Bruker AV 300 NMR spectrometer
Comments:
 ; multinuclear NMR of liquids.
Contact: Dr. Mike LumsdenNuclear Magnetic Resonance Resource (NMR-3), Chemistry

Bruker AV 500 NMR spectrometer
Comments:
 ; multinuclear NMR of liquids.
Contact:
 Dr. Mike LumsdenNuclear Magnetic Resonance Resource (NMR-3), Chemistry

Bruker micTOF Mass spectrometer
Comments:
 APCI/MS, ESI/MS, LC/MS with either APCI or ESI, and high-resolution ESI or APCI, accurate mass determination. 
Contact: Xiao FengMass Spectrometry Laboratory, Chemistry

Bruker Compact QTOF Mass Spectrometer
Comments:
 m/z range of 20-39000; ESI, APCI, APPI, Solid probe and Captive spray sources.
Contact: Xiao FengMass Spectrometry Laboratory, Chemistry

VG/Micromass Quattro Mass spectrometer
Comments:
 triple quadrupole mass spectrometer; EI/MS, CI/MS, APCI/MS, ESI/MS, GC/MS with either EI or CI, LC/MS with either APCI or ESI, MS/MS.
Contact: Xiao FengMass Spectrometry Laboratory, Chemistry

AB SCIEX API 2000 QTRAP Mass Spectrometer
Comments
: triple quadrupole; 
Contact: Xiao FengMass Spectrometry Laboratory, Chemistry

Thermo Finnigan LCQ Duo Mass spectrometer
Comments:
 Ion Trap mass spectrometer; APCI/MS, ESI/MS, flow injection MS with either APCI or ESI, LC/MS with either APCI or ESI, MS/MS.
Contact: Xiao FengMass Spectrometry Laboratory, Chemistry

THIN FILM & NANOCHARACTERIZATION

VG Microtech MultiLab ESCA 2000 X-ray Photoelectron Spectrometer (XPS)
ContactAndrew George, Physics and Atmospheric Science

STRUCTURAL INFORMATION

Bruker D8 Advance High Speed X-ray Diffractometer
Comments:
 Bruker D8 Advance XRD System [PDF - 128kB]
Contact: Dr. Zoheir Farhat, Mechanical Engineering

Siemens D500 Powder X-ray Diffractometer
Comments:
 structural analysis of powdered samples (4K to room temperature).
Contact: Andy George, Physics & Atmospheric Science

Powder x-ray diffraction and JCPDS datafile
Contact:
 Dr. Jeff Dahn, Physics & Atmospheric Science

Bruker Avance 700 MHz NMR spectrometer
Comments: ; multi-nuclear NMR for solids, range from 87Sr -31P, H/F, for 2.5mm, 3.2mm and 4mm rotors with dual and triple resonance MAS probe heads. 
Contact: Dr. Ulrike Werner-ZwanzigerNuclear Magnetic Resonance Resource (NMR-3), Chemistry

Bruker Avance DSX 400 NMR spectrometer
Comments:
 ; multi-nuclear NMR for solids, range from 15N -31P, H/F, for 2.5mm, 4mm and 7mm rotors with dual and triple resonance MAS probe heads, and wideline capabilities.
Contact: Dr. Ulrike Werner-ZwanzigerNuclear Magnetic Resonance Resource (NMR-3), Chemistry

Bruker AV 300 NMR spectrometer
Comments:
 ; multinuclear NMR of liquids.
Contact: Dr. Mike LumsdenNuclear Magnetic Resonance Resource (NMR-3), Chemistry

Bruker AV 500 NMR spectrometer
Comments:
 multinuclear NMR of liquids.
Contact:
 Dr. Mike LumsdenNuclear Magnetic Resonance Resource (NMR-3), Chemistry

Bruker AV-III 700 MHz spectrometer
Comments: 5 mm and 1.7 mm TCI cryoprobes
Contact: Dr. Mike LumsdenNuclear Magnetic Resonance Resource (NMR-3), Chemistry

BULK PROPERTIES

Quantum Dynamics Physical Properties Measurement System
Comments: heat capacity, thermal transport, magnetomety and electro-transport measurements
Contact: Mike Johnson, Chemistry, Physics & Atmospheric Science

JD Lemmens Grindosonic
Comments: measures the elastic propoerties of a wide range of materials
Contact: Dr. Farid Taheri, Mechanical Engineering

Bruker D8 Advance High Speed X-ray Diffractometer
Comments:
 Bruker D8 Advance XRD System [PDF - 128kB]
Contact: Dr. Zoheir Farhat, Mechanical Engineering

Siemens D500 Powder X-ray Diffractometer
Comments:
 structural analysis of powdered samples (4K to room temperature).
Contact: Andy George, Physics & Atmospheric Science

Powder x-ray diffraction and JCPDS datafile
Contact:
 Dr. Jeff Dahn, Physics & Atmospheric Science

TA Instrument Q200 Differential Scanning Calorimeter
Comments: Temperature range of -170˚C to 500˚C
Contact: Mike Johnson

Netzsch LFA 427 High Temperature Laser Flash Thermal Diffusivity Apparatus
Contact: Dr. Stephen Corbin, Mechanical Engineering

Bruker Avance 700 MHz NMR spectrometer
Comments: ; multi-nuclear NMR for solids, range from 87Sr -31P, H/F, for 2.5mm, 3.2mm and 4mm rotors with dual and triple resonance MAS probe heads. 
Contact: Dr. Ulrike Werner-ZwanzigerNuclear Magnetic Resonance Resource (NMR-3), Chemistry

Bruker Avance DSX 400 NMR spectrometer
Comments:
 ; multi-nuclear NMR for solids, range from 15N -31P, H/F, for 2.5mm, 4mm and 7mm rotors with dual and triple resonance MAS probe heads, and wideline capabilities.
Contact: Dr. Ulrike Werner-ZwanzigerNuclear Magnetic Resonance Resource (NMR-3), Chemistry