Equipment List for:

In Physics:

  • The Mark Evans Observatory:
  • 11-inch aperture Schmidt-Cass telescope, CCD camera
  • Research Level Instrumentation:
  • Very Low Noise Voltage Preamplifier (Stanford Research Systems SR560)
  • 100 kHz Dual Channel Programmable Filter, with GPIB (Stanford Research Systems SR650)
  • Programmable High Voltage Supply, 0 - 5 kV (positive or negative polarity), low output ripple, GPIB (Stanford Research Systems SR350)
  • Programmable Digital SourceMeter, 10 pA - 1 Amp sourcing, low noise (Keithley 2400), GPIB
  • Liquid Helium Level Sensor and Meter (American Magnetics 110A)
  • 20-Channel Scanning Multimeter (Keithley 2000-20), GPIB
  • NanoVoltmeter/Micro-Ohm Meter (HP 34420A), GPIB
  • Lock-In Amplifier (PAR 7260 250 kHz Digital Dual-Phase), GPIB
  • RF Generator (HP-8647A, Freq Range 250 kHz - 1 GHz), GPIB
  • Sweep Oscillator (HP-8620A, Freq Range 0.1 - 2 GHz), GPIB
  • 500 MHz Digital Scope (HP 54615B, w/ FFT module), GPIB
  • Spectrum Analyzer (200 kHz bandwidth)
  • Electrometers (Keithley 614)
  • Tenma Universal Test Centers (Freq. Counter, Func. Gen., Power Supply, DMM)
  • Low-noise High Voltage Power Supply (Oxford Instruments TC 952A), GPIB
  • Graphics Plotter with GPIB Control (HP-9872B)
  • Electromagnets (Multiple, including programmable)
  • Bell Gaussmeters (Longitudinal & Transverse)
  • Cryogenics & Vacuum:
  • Helium-3 Cryostat, with hermitically-sealed pump and manifold
  • Liquid Helium Research Dewar, with superinsulation, with baffle insert; for pumping bath below 1.5 K (Precision Cryogenics)
  • Ruthenium Oxide Thermometers, calibrated down to 0.050K (Scientific Instruments)
  • "Mr. SQUID" (a Superconducting QUantum Interference Device)
  • Lakeshore 340 Temperature Controller, with GPIB and expansion card for two additional inputs
  • Insertion Cryostat (goes to 4.2 K)
  • Closed-cycle Helium Cryostat w/ Optical Access (goes to 10 K)
  • MMR channel-plate cooler (goes down to 80 K, low vibration)
  • (Glass Dewars, some with "fingers" for insertion into magnet)
  • Leak Detector/Vacuum Station (with cold head and Calibrated Leak)
  • Diffusion & Mechanical Pumps
  • Plasma Chamber
  • Single Wafer Spin Processor, with High Speed Option (up to 8000 rpm) and Controller (Laurell Technologies WS-400-A6NPP-Lite)
  • 1200 °C Tube Furnace (Lindberg Type 55035, 1-inch tube diameter)
  • 1100 °C Box Furnace
  • Scanning Tunneling Microscope & Atomic Force Microscope/Magnetic Force Microscope/Friction-Force Microscope--Fully Upgraded
  • A variety of AFM & MFM cantilevers
  • Bungee-based Vibration Isolation system
  • 3' x 5' TMC Vibration Isolation Air-Table & associated components
  • Holographic Optical Tweezer Apparatus (Home-built)
  • Raman Spectrometer (Chromex 250 Raman One Imaging Spectrograph w/ optical fiber probe & SBIG ST-6 CCD Camera)
  • High-Resolution Germanium Gamma Ray Detector, with dewar (Canberra GR-1020)
  • Spectrum Analyzer (Coherent 240)
  • A Scanning monochromator
  • Hamamatsu x8267 programmable phase modulator
  • 5-Watt Coherent Verdi-V5, CW, 532 nm laser
  • 20 mW He-Ne laser
  • 10 mW Hughes He-Ne lasers
  • (6) 5 mW Spectra-Physics lasers
  • Several high intensity UV sources (Xenon and Mercury arcs), including Deep UV
  • HP "Zeeman split" lasers
  • (2) Green Lasers
  • Multiple Diode Lasers (w/ collimating optics)
  • Photometers and Laser Power Meters
  • Research Spectrometers and Spectrographs
  • Spherometers (to measure radius of curvature of lenses)
  • Camcorder: Panasonic AG-195 P
  • VCR: Panasonic PV-4409
  • Digital Video Microscopy Suite:
  • Olympus IX71 Inverted Research Microscope System with Analog and Digital CCD Cameras
  • Yunnan XSB 411 with Sony SSC-C350 Color CCD Camera
  • High Numerical Aperture Objectives
  • Research-level Data Acquisition Computers
  • Silicon Graphics 320 Visual Workstation (multi-processors, 800 Mb RAM)
  • Fast DAQ Cards (Data Aquisition Cards), both 12-bit 500 kSa/s and 16-bit 100 kSa/s
  • GPIB Data Acquisition (General Purpose Interface Bus)
  • GPIB-to-RS-232 Adapter
  • Video Capture/Frame Grabbers (IMAQ card, WinVision 2307 card, G3 cards)
  • LabVIEW (Virtual Instruments)
  • KaleidaGraph, Scientist (Curve-fitting software)
  • Mathematica Site License
  • IDL for image analysis
  • PhotoShop, PhotoFinish
  • ANSYS Finite Element Analysis Software and CAD Programs
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Site License (includes Visual Basic, C++, J++, etc)

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General Facilities:

  • Sun Workstations -- These include Mathematica, Fortran, C, C++, etc.; moving to adopt IDL for image analysis.
  • An "Environmental" SEM, usable at pressures as high as 2 Torr, with External Scan Control (for e-beam lithography)
  • Gold/Palladium Sputter Coater
  • Critical Point Dryer
  • Large Working Distance Optical Zoom Microscope
  • Darkroom
  • JEOL Eclipse 270 MHz FT-NMR

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In Biology:

  • Micromanipulators:
  • Zoom Microscopes
  • Video-Linked Microscope
  • Wild Dissecting Microscope: A research grade dissecting microscope
  • Leitz Microscope: A research grade microsope with the capability of differential- interference contrast microscopy that is equipped with an automatic camera
  • In Animal Physiology - stimulators, transducers, and recording equipment, virtual instruments on a Power Macintosh
  • In Developmental Biology - Nikon microscopes, a surgical dissecting microscope and other equipment necessary for various microsurgical techniques
  • In General Biology - Compound light microscopes (Nikon) and dissecting microscopes
  • In Molecular Biology - refrigerated centrifuge, an ultracold freezer, several constant temperature water baths, a shaking growth incubator, micropipettors, submarine gel electrophoresis equipment, DNA sequencing equipment, and electrophoresis equipment for SDS-PAGE and Western blot analysis
  • In Plant Biology - Nikon Microscopes and Meiji Dissecting Scopes, constant temperature incubators and a shaking water bath incubator.

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In Chemistry:

  • Old Varian Anaspec EM360 NMR spectrometer (60 MHz; Ask for it for MRFM)
  • Refractometer (Bauch & Lomb)
  • 1100 °C Box Furnace (Blue M)
  • Labline VACUUM Furnace
  • (3) High Pressure Hydrogenation Chambers
  • Oxygen tank & blowtorch
  • Labconco Glove Box (currently empty)
  • Thermal Conductivity Detectors
  • Lotsa Chart Recorders (e.g., HP 7040A)
  • High Voltage DC Power Supply (1-3000V, 20 mA)
  • Several high intensity UV sources (Xenon and Mercury arcs)
  • UV Chamber ("Photochemical Reactor") Southern New England UV Co
  • RPR-100 (doesn't have the Deep UV)
  • UV "Visualization" chamber
  • UV-Visible Spectrophotometer w/ Cell Temperature Control (Shimadzu UV-1601)
  • Melting Point Apparatus
  • Brinkman Rotavapor (Evaporate w/o boiling)
  • New Welch DuoSeal 1450 Mechanical Pump
  • PAR Model 174A Polarographic Analyzer (Potential Scan; Microelectrodes)
  • Varian Model 1100 Atomic Absorption/Flame Emission Spectrophotometer (due to be replaced; not a trace method, needs 5-10 ml soln w/ 5-10 ppm; won't work w/ all metals (it depends upon whether we have the right lamp for it, although we can buy more - at $300-$500 per lamp)
  • Mattson Genesis Series FT-IR (also have a slower Dispersive IR)
  • Cary Model 1 BIO UV-Vis (transmission) Spectrophotometer
  • Jarrell Ash Motorized Monochrometer
  • Old UV monochrometer (Beckman Model DU)
  • Perkin Elmer LS50 Fluorescence Spectrophotometer (UV/Vis; has "front-surface" attachment)
  • Liquid Chromatography Systems (separate by differential solubility/absorption onto silica gel, mostly organics)
  • Hewlett-Packard Model 1090 High Performance LC
  • Waters Assoc. LC w/ M45 and M6000A pumps, 441 Absorbance detector and 680 Gradient Controller (this one is better than the HP 1090)
  • Gas Chromatographs (separate by vapor pressure)
  • HP 5890A Dual Column GC w/ TCD and Flame Ionization detectors
  • HP 6890 GC equipped with an NPD detector
  • HP 6890 GC equipped with an Electron Capture detector
  • HP 6890 GC equipped with an Mass Selective Detector (GC-MS)
  • 2 GowMac Series 350 GCs
  • Temp. Bath (Heat or Cool) -- Precision R40 GCA, Forma 2095-2
  • Sterilizer
  • Pope LN2 Dewar

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