Instrument Information, Manuals, and SOPs

The below instruments support faculty and students for research in their respected disciplines.

Thermo UHPLC and Triple Quad Thermo ICP-MS iCAP RQ Thermo ICP-OES iCAP 7400 Duo
FEI Scanning Electron Microscope Quanta 250 Olympus Confocal Microscope Fluoview FV3000 Atomic Force Microscope
AJA ATC-Orion 8 UHV Sputtering System    

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Image of Thermo UHPLC and Triple QuadThermo UHPLC and Triple Quad

Vanquish and TSQ Endura
Ultra High-Pressure Liquid Chromatography (UHPLC) system equipped with a scanning UV detector. This UHPLC is attached to a QQQ (Triple Quadrupole) Mass Spectrometry system that can analyze a wide variety of molecules.

 

 

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Image of Thermo ICP-MS iCAP RQThermo ICP-MS iCAP RQ

Inductively coupled plasma (ICP) Mass Spectrometer that is capable of detecting almost every element on the periodic table down to sub-parts per billion (ppb) level. Useful for analyzing water samples, rock samples.

 

 

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Image of Thermo ICP-OES iCAP 7400 Duo

Thermo ICP-OES iCAP 7400 Duo

Inductively coupled plasma Optical Emission Spectrometer (OES), which is capable of detecting elements to the high parts per billion (ppb) level.

 

 

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Image of FEI Scanning Electron Microscope Quanta 250

FEI Scanning Electron Microscope Quanta 250

Scanning electron microscope that can operate in high or low vacuum mode. Low vacuum mode allows for it to be used as an Environmental SEM, which means more biological type samples can be imaged.

Also has a CL detector and an XRD detector.

The XRD detector can use the X-rays produced to give a readout of the different elements that are present in a sample.


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Image of Olympus Confocal Microscope Fluoview FV3000Olympus Confocal Microscope Fluoview FV3000

Equipped with 5 different laser lights for visualizing different wavelengths.

Samples can be stained with antibodies that are conjugated to chromophores that are then excited by the particular wavelength of laser light. This allows for different parts of a biological sample to be stained with different colors, Nucleus=Blue, DNA=Green, a particular protein=Red.

 

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Image of Atomic Force MicroscopeAtomic Force Microscope

Atomic Force Microscopy, or AFM, is a high-resolution form of scanning probe microscopy that employs a sharp tip in a raster motion to measure and visualize materials at the atomic and nanoscales.

 

 

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Image of AJA ATC-Orion 8 UHV Sputtering SystemAJA ATC-Orion 8 UHV Sputtering System

Vacuum chamber combined with either RF or DC plasma to coat substrates using different metallic targets such as gold or silver.

Contact Dr. Inglefield (cinglefield@weber.edu) or Dr. Rabosky(kristinrabosky@weber.edu) if you are interested in learning more about the sputtering system.

 

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