Other Instrumentation and Facilities

The Department machine shop is equipped with a high quality lathe and mill and other ancillary power tools. The Leland Yates Chemistry Stores offers commonly needed laboratory supplies, solvents and chemicals, in addition to handling purchasing for research programs and lab classes. Listed below is an overview of instruments available for educational and research usage.

Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometers

  • Thermo S series

Gas Chromatographs 

  • Agilent 6890 GC FID detection system with an autosampler.
  • Shimadzu GC 17A with FID and TCD detection.
  • Gowmac 580 series GC.

Infra-red Spectrometers  

  • Fourier Transform-Infra Red, Nicolett Model 670, with ATR, MCT Detector.
  • Nicolet FT-IR 100 series.

UV-Visible Spectrophotometers

  • Varian Cary 300 dual beam UV-Visible spectrophotometer with peltier cells.
  • Agilent 8453 Diode Array Spectrophotometer.
  • Spectra Max M2 uv/vis/fluorescence plate reader.
  • Spectra M2 visible plate reader.

Liquid Chromatographs and Accessories

  • Agilent Technologies Capillary Electrophoresis system with photodiode array detector.
  • Two Agilent 1220 Infinity single pump LC.
  • Agilent 1260 Infinity dual pump LC with an autosampler.
  • Agilent 1200 Infinity quaternary LC with a photodiode array with an autosampler.


  • Horiba Jobin Yvon Fluorolog 3 Spectrofluorimeter.
  • Shimadzu RF-1501.
  • SPEX single photon counting system, Core Spectroscopy Facility.
  • Molecular Devices M2 Plate Reader for UV-Vis absorbance and steady state fluorescence.
  • QUNW FLASC time-resolved Laser-based Spectrofluorimeter for fluorescence intensity and anisotropy decay.

Optical Equipment

  • Nikon TE200U single-molecule microscope with CCD detector for TIRFM, Core Spectroscopy Facility.
  • Olympus IX71 single-molecule microscope with 2 APD detectors for FCS, TCSPC and FRET.
  • Coherent Mira900 ps/fs tunable IR laser, Core Spectroscopy Facility.
  • Coherent Chameleon fs tunable IR laser, Core Spectroscopy Facility.
  • InRad SHG and THG generator box for ps pulses, Core Spectroscopy Facility.
  • PicoQuant 470 and 480 nm diode ps-pulsed lasers, Core Spectroscopy Facility.