PAL INSTRUMENTATION (Detailed List)

Molecular Characterization:

  • THF-GPC-MALS
    • FLO-M Vacuum degasser
    • Agilent 1100 Pump
    • Agilent 1100 autosampler
    • Wyatt Dawn-DSP LS Detector
    • Agilent 1200 DRI detector
  • Aqueous-GPC-MALS
    • FLO-M Vacuum degasser
    • Isco Syringe Pumps (500mL)
    • Manual Injector
    • Wyatt Dawn-DSP LS Detector
    • Waters 410 DRI Detector
  • Toluene-GPC-MALS
    • FLO-M Vacuum degasser
    • 2 Isco Syringe Pumps (500mL)
    • Manual Injector
    • Wyatt Dawn-EOS LS Detector
    • Hitachi DRI detector
  • Mixed GPC (aqueous or Organic)
    • FLO-M Vacuum degasser
    • 2 Isco Syringe Pumps (500mL)
    • Manual Injector
    • Viscotek Viscosity detector
    • Water 410 DRI Detector
  • Viscotek GPC Max with TDA-302 Triple detector
  • Asymmetric Flow Field Flow Fractionation (AF4) (can be used as GPC)
    • Wyatt Eclipse 2 (Organic and Aqueous capability)
    • FLO-M Vacuum degasser
    • Agilent 1100 Pump
    • Agilent 1100 autosampler
    • Wyatt Heleos LS detector with DLS Capability and Temp. Control (0 to 60C)
    • Wyatt rEX DRI detector
    • Wyatt Viscostar viscosity detector

Thermal Analysis

  • TA 2920 Modulated Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) with Refrigerated System Cooling (RSC)
  •  TA 2920 Modulated Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) with Liquid Nitrogen Cooling
  •  TA 2920 High Pressure Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)
  • TA 2950 Modulated High Sensitivity Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA)
  • TA 2970 Dielectric Thermal Analysis (DEA)
  • TA Q800 Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer (DMA) with:
    • NPC (Nitrogen Purge Cooling
    • Compression clamp
    • Submersion compression clamp
    • Dual surface film clamp
    • Single/dual Cantilever Clamp

Scattering

  • Malvern Zetasizer Nano ZS with Titrator
    • One angle Backscattering (173)
    • Zeta Potential
    • Titrator

 Multiangle Dynamic/Static Light Scattering System

    • Crystal Laser CL-2000 Diode Pumped Laser (532nm, 500mW)
    • Melles Griot He-Ne Laser (632.8nm, 15mW)
    • Coherent Innova 90 Ion Laser (488, 514.5, 657 nm, 500mW)
    • Oriel 77341 PMT
    • EMI 9863 PMT
    • Pacific Industries AD-126 Amplifier Discriminator and 126 Lab Photometer
    • ALV Correlator
    • Neslab RTE 111 Circulating Bath
  • Thorn EMI Photon Counting System ( Not in Use)
  • Beckman Coulter LS-200 Laser Diffraction Particle Size Analyzer
    • Micro Cell Accessory
    • Dry Powder sampler
    • Standard Flow sampler

Microscopy

  • Olympus BH Polarized Optical Microscope (POM).
    • AmScope MD1900 Digital Camera
  • Olympus BX50 Microscope
    • Mettler FP82 Hot Stage
    • Mettler FP80 Central Processing unit
    • Mettler Photodetector
  • Leitz Metallux 3 Fluorescence Microscope.
    • MTI SIT 66 CCD Camera

Balances

  • Sartorius A 120 S Analytical Balance (4 decimal)
  • Sartorius A160 P Analytical Balance (5 decimal)
  • Cahn C-31 Microbalance (6 decimal)

Other Instruments/ Capabilities

  • Sonic VibraCell VC-750 Sonicator
    • Several Probes
    • Sound Proof Cabinet
  •  VWR Vacuum Oven (up to ~ 200C)
    • Welch Duo-Seal Vacuum pump, Trap
  •  National Appliance Company 5831 Vacuum Oven (up to ~ 200C)
  •  Fisher Isotemp Oven (up to ~ 200C)
  •  American Scientific BT-23 Thermostated Shaking Bath
  •  IEC Clinical centrifuge
  • Beckman Microfuge E Micro Centrifuge
  • Thermo Orion 420 pH Meter
  • Agilent 8453 DAD Spectrophotometer
    • 7 Multicell Accessory
    • Temperature Control (VWR 1167 Circulating Bath)
  • Perkin Elmer LS50B Luminescence Spectrometer
    • Temperature Control (VWR 1167 Circulating Bath)
  • Barnstead Nanopure Water System
    • With Ultrafilter (0.005µm)
  • Branson 2210 Sonicator
  •  Solvent Filtering Station
    • 1L Organic Flask
    • 1L Aqueous Flask
    • GAST Diaphragm Pump
  • Buchi RE-121 Rotovap
    • Buchi B-480 Water Bath
    • Neslab RTE-110 Cooling Circulator
  • NIMA Langmuir Blodgett trough ((Not in use)
  •  HP 5890 Series II GC (Not in use)
  • FID
  • ECD
  • Antel Nitrogen Detector
  • HP 1090 HPLC (Not in use)
    • DAD Detector
    • ESA Coulochem Electrochemical Detector

Other Instruments (NOT PAL)

  • Bruker EMX 10/2.7 Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) spectrometer
    • 10” magnet
    • 7 kV power supply
    • Microwave X band solid state bridge
    • microwave frequency counter
    • ER 4119HS high sensitivity Resonator
    • ER 4105DR double resonator
    • Aquax aqueous solution cell accessory
    • Liquid nitrogen Cryostat (Not in use)
  •  OLIS-RSM-1000 RSM Stopped Flow
    • Temperature Control (VWR 1167 Circulating Bath)
  • TSI Differential Mobility Analyzer (DMA)
    • Aerosol Generator
    • 3076 Constant Output Atomizer
    • 3074B Filtered Air Supply With HEPA filters
    • Lindberg/ BlueM Tube Furnace (up to 1100C)
    • 3080 Electrostatic Classifier (2)
    • 308100 Classifier (2)
    • 308500 Classifier
    • 3776 Ultrafine Condensation Particle Counter