Materials characterization equipment

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  • 1/20/21
    High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) is a technique in analytical chemistry used to separate, identify, and quantify each component in a liquid mixture. The Agilent 1260 Infinity Quaternary HPLC offers the most flexibility for solvent selection and automation in HPLC method development, research and all HPLC applications requiring continuous access to a wide range of solvent choices. It is ideally suitable for multi-method, high-throughput workflows.

Lyophilization / Freeze Drying



Sample Preparation and Processing

  • 1/21/21
    The Labconco CentriVap® Aqueous Centrifugal Evaporating System is ideal for biology, microbiology, biochemistry, pharmaceutical research, and analytical chemistry applications. It is used to concentrate small-volume samples in aqueous solution. The system uses centrifugal force with heat and vacuum to rapidly evaporate and condense solvents from biological and analytical samples. Under vacuum (very low pressure), the vapor-liquid equilibrium of the solvent is shifted towards the gas phase, while the sample (DNA, peptide, etc.) remains primarily in the solid phase. The system enables easy removal of solvent with very little stress placed on the solute, resulting in a dry, solid sample (plus salts that were present in the solvent buffer, etc.)
  • 1/21/21
    Fume hoods available for sample preparation with solvents and acids.


  • 1/20/21
    Chemiluminescence technique is the leading measurement method for detecting nitrogen oxides worldwide. The Eco Physics CLD 88Y et is a vacuum chemiluminescence Nitric Oxide analyzer with a digital display of the concentrations and diagnostic messages. This 800 series analyzer is modularly designed to allow the incorporation of the vacuum pump and thermal ozone scrubber inside the case of the analyzer. It has fast response time, unheated, ambient level chemiluminescence effect with a single reaction chamber. External restriction option (e) and shut off valve (t) provide for flexibility in sample flow rates.
  • 1/20/21
    The Cary Eclipse Spectrophotometer uses a Xenon flash lamp to measure the emission of light from samples in four modes. With superior sensitivity, high signal-to-noise ratio and fast kinetics, it captures a data point every 12.5 ms and scans at 24,000 nm/min without peak shifts. 
  • 1/20/21
    The Agilent 7890B is a state-of-art gas chromatograph (GC) that provides superior performance for all GC applications with the use of advanced electronic pneumatic control (EPC) modules and high performance GC oven temperature control. The Agilent 240 Ion Trap mass spectrometer (MS), combined with the Agilent 7890B GC, delivers exceptional performance and unsurpassed flexibility with both MS and GC options. The MS is configured in internal mode and provides both electron ionization (EI) and chemical ionization (CI). The 7693 automatic liquid sampler (ALS) works as the interface on 7890B, providing power and communications for one automatic injector and one automatic sampler tray that are easily installed without the need for alignment.
  • 1/20/21
    The Thermo Scientific iCAP 6000 Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICP-OES) enables trace metal element analysis for liquid samples.
  • 3/4/20
    The Orbitrap XL Mass Spectrometer is an ion trap mass analyzer that consists of two outer electrodes and a central electrode, enabling the tool to act as both an analyzer and detector. Ions entering the Orbitrap are captured through "electrodynamic squeezing," after which they oscillate around the central electrode and in between the two outer electrodes. This system can operate in either standard ESI or Nano ESI modes. Furthermore, we have the ability build (in-house) nano-columns for specialized applications. For proteomics applications, the data can be analyzed in-house using Proteome Discoverer.
  • 1/20/21
    The Renishaw inVia Raman Microscope can efficiently provide Raman spectra for chemical composition and structure analysis.
  • 1/20/21
    The InPhotonics InPhototeTM Portable Raman Spectrometer is useful for rapid identification of chemicals or organic compounds, whether in the field or in the laboratory.  It is a high-quality Raman spectroscopy system in a rugged, portable package, equipped with a database of forensic materials. Most samples can be measured through packaging materials (i.e. glass and plastic). It is capable of identifying chemicals regardless of form (e.g. solids, liquids, slurries). Wet samples or water-based solutions do not pose additional identification difficulties.
  • 1/20/21
    The Innov-X Alpha 2 portable X-ray Fluorescence (pXRF) Spectrometer allows analysis in the field or of large specimens. It is used for metal alloy determination or trace element analysis of a selected group of elements. XRF Spectrometry is used to identify elements in a substance and quantify the amount of those elements present. In different modes of operation, the portable XRF can return results on major, minor and trace levels of elements. 

Thermal Processing & Analysis


  • 12/21/20
    The LaVision FlowMaster Time-Resolved Tomographic Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) system offers high-resolution, high-speed tomographic particle image velocimetry and 3D particle tracking for studying complex flows. It is ideal for investigating unsteady swirling flows, turbulence-particle dynamics, and flow-structure interactions, e.g., spread of fires, autonomous drone aerodynamics, aneurysm treatment, novel engine designs, pollutant dispersion, waterway-ecosystem management, and wind-turbine aerodynamics.

X-ray Diffraction & Fluorescence