About the Research Office

UV-VIS-NIR Spectrophotometer

This instrument uses a double beam, double out-of-plane Littrow monochromator and dual double-sided gratings with up to 3 sources. Detection in the UV/Vis range is with a high performance R928 photomultiplier tube and, in the NIR, with a low noise, electrothermally-controlled PbS photocell. Spectral bandwidths from 0.01 - 5.00 nm (UV/Vis) and 0.04 - 20.0 nm (NIR) are possible. Signal averaging is available from 0.033 to 999 seconds and scan rates up to 2000 nm/min (UV/VIS) and 8000 nm/min (NIR).

Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer (FT-IR)

The Thermo Nicolet iS10 FT-IR is a general-purpose, Windows XP controlled instrument designed for easy operation using the OMNIC 8 software. The resolution of the spectrometer is 0.4 cm-1, and the spectral range is 7800 to 350 cm. The sample chamber and optics are purged with air with a dew point of -95oF. We also have a diamond ATR accessory with a spectral range cutoff of 525 cm-1 for use with most samples.

X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy

The system is designed around a 127 mm mean radius hemispherical analyzer, which is equipped with a triple channeltron detection system for improved sensitivity. By using a magnetic immersion lens, high sensitivity is apparent on small analysis areas. A standard feature is XPS Imaging, which goes down to the 30 um level. The charge neutralization system allows high resolution spectra to be obtained from insulating materials such as polymers using either the standard Mg/Al source or the Al monochromatic source.

Flow Cytometer

   The unit has two lasers for exciting fluorochromes: an argon laser, which emits sapphire-colored light at 488 nm, and a red diode laser emitting light at 635 nm. This unit is best suited for the analysis of aqueous suspensions of cells or particles with diameters between 1 and 50 um (microns). Ideally samples should contain 500,000 cells or particles per mL.

Ethical and Responsible Conduct of Research Training

The UNH Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarly Activity (RCR) Committee announces the availability of training in the ethical and responsible conduct of research.   

This training opportunity involves two components:

So You Want to Start a Research Center: What Do You Need for a Competitive Center?

Come learn about characteristics and logistics of competitive research centers and tools to support the center’s success. Questions that we’ll look at:

Analytical Instruments

Our instruments are located on the Durham campus of the University of New Hampshire.  Free parking spaces are made available for visitors and clients behind Parsons Hall. 

Reservation Software 

If you are a registered user of our instruments, you may access our new instrument reservation software here: Idea Elan

Catalyst Seminar: A Conversation About...Entrepreneurship at UNH

Come early, grab a beer, and chat with us!
     4:30 PM – 5:30 PM --- presentation
     5:30 PM – 6:30 PM --- networking with free beer and refreshments

Guest Speakers:
     Ian Grant
, Director, Peter T. Paul Entrepreneurship Center (ECenter)
     Andrew Earle, Assistant Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship, Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics


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