Instruments by Technique


Microscopy is used to provide spatial information about materials.

Spectroscopy/Spectrometry measures the interaction of energy with matter.

Diffraction/Scattering uses interference or elastic interaction of energy with matter.

Thermal Analysis uses heat energy to examine phase changes or decomposition in a sample.

MICROSCOPY

Electron

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

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

SPECTROSCOPY/SPECTROMETRY

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

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

Mass spectrometry

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

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

Mössbauer

Mössbauer spectrometer
Comments:
 Spectrometers available for Fe and Sn measurements
Contact: Dr. Mark Obrovac, Chemistry

Raman

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

X-Ray

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

DIFFRACTION/SCATTERING

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

THERMAL ANALYSIS

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

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