The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is well supplied with modern equipment for support of research.
Organic Group: Major items primarily used by the organic groups include a Bruker DPX 400 MHz FT NMR with automatic sample changer, a Vacuum Atmosphere inert atmosphere glove box for organometallic and organophosphorus research, a microwave-assisted reaction system, various gas and liquid chromatographs, analytical spectrophotometers, and an HP GC/MS.
Materials Research Group: Major items used by the materials groups include a Thermolyne Model 1500 Programmable Oven and Blue M high temperature tube furnaces with spray deposition facility, a photo resist spinner, a Tousimis super critical extractor, a computerized absorption spectrophotometer for solution, solid and diffuse reflectance spectroscopy, a Spex emission spectrophotometer, single photon counting and red-sensitive Hamamatsu PMTs, an IBM-Bruker EPR equipped for in situ photolyses, Perkin-Elmer TGA, DSC and TMA, Micrometrics automated BET with micropore analysis option, Digital Nanoscope III AFM/STM, Hitachi scanning electron microscope, JEOL Transmission Electron Microscope, Atomika secondary ion mass spectrometer with simultaneous Auger capabilities, and a Neocera pulsed laser deposition/ablation system equipped with a Lambda Physik LPX 305iF excimer laser; major items used by the physical groups also include nanosecond pulsed Nd-YAG laser and dye laser systems as well as assorted flash photolysis laser equipment and accessories.
Biochemical and Biophysical Group: The biochemical and biophysical equipments include an OLIS DSM 10 uv/vis CD spectrophotometer, a Microcal isothermal titration calorimeter, a Kibron microtrough monolayer apparatus, an ABS oligonucleotide synthesizer; ultracentrifuges; pulsed field, 2-D, and capillary electrophoresis; Packard 2000CA Liquid Scintillation Counter; cold rooms; sterilizers; and incubator rooms.
Additional Resources: Several faculty in the department also use various beamlines at the National Sychrotron Light Source at Brookhaven National Laboratory and the Synchrotron Radiation Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; Computer facilities are excellent, including departmental computers for molecular modeling, and the entire campus has wireless access.
Support Staff: Departmental support staff include a full-time electronics technician and an NMR facility manager. A well-equipped machine shop with full-time machinists is available to faculty and graduate students in the science division.