UIC Instruments and Laboratories

The instruments listed on this page are located on the Durham campus of the University of New Hampshire. In addition to those listed below, the UIC maintains a database of major analytical instruments on campus, the Scientific Instrumentation Inventory (SII).

Scientific Instrumentation Inventory (SII)

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  • BET Surface Area AnalyzerThe Quantachrome NOVA 2200E BET Surface Area Analyzer can measure surface areas, pore volume, and pore size distribution.

  • Confocal Microscopy - NIKON A1R  HDThe NIKON A1R - HD Confocal microscope is available for researchers and offers extremely capable features for analyzing fluorescently labled samples of various thickness and the efficient creation of 3D reconstructions.

  • Confocal Microscopy - zeiss lsm 510 metaThe Zeiss LSM 510 Meta laser scanning confocal microscope is used primarily by researchers in the biological sciences to image fluorescent probes in cells and tissues. However, confocal microscopes are finding increasing use in non-biological applications as well. 

  • Flow CytometerThe Becton-Dickinson FACSCalibur Flow Cytometer (June, 2000 mfr. date) is a four-color, dual-laser, bench-top system capable of cell analysis using forward scatter, side scatter, and detection of fluorescence in four distinct color regions: > 670 nm (deep red), 653-669 nm (red), 564-606 nm (orange), and 515-545 nm (green). The unit has a Mac G4 host computer, and most instrument functions are computer controlled.

  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer (FT-IR)FT-IR is used to obtain an absorption or transmission spectrum of a solid or liquid. An FT-IR spectrometer simultaneously collects data over a wide spectral range.  Multiple scans are run for increased signal to noise when sample limited.

  • Light Microscopy FacilityThe University Instrumentation Center's shared light microscopy facility is located in Rudman Hall 157. Any researchers are encouraged to make use of this facility which includes both upright and inverted fluorescence microscopes as well as a cryo microtome. Training and access to the facility can be provided by the UIC upon request.

  • LTQ Orbitrap XL Mass SpectrometerThe Thermo Scientific Orbitrap LTQ XL mass spectrometer provides accurate mass measurement (<10 ppm) with high resolution (600,000) and sensitivity (low fetomole to high attomole level).

  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance SpectroscopyThe NMR is a powerful tool for the analysis of sequence, conformation, and other molecular attributes of biologically significant molecules, organics, and polymers, and also in the rapidly expanding areas of organometallic and inorganic NMR.

  • PolarimeterThe Rudolph Autopol III Polarimeter measures the optical activity of a compound at 589 nm (sodium D line).  A solution of known concentration and volume is prepared and inserted into a polarimetry cell (10 cm or 1 cm). 

  • Scanning Electron Microscope with Focused Ion Beam (FIB-SEM)A state of the art SEM with Schottky field emission cathode in combination with gallium Focused Ion Beam (FIB) column and Gas Injection System (GIS).

  • Sorting Flow CytometerThe Sony SH800Z Sorting Flow Cytometer is a compact, easy to use instrument that performs both cell counting and two-way cell sorting.  The integrated laser engine houses 4 lasers, providing excitation lines of 405 nm, 488 nm, 561 nm and 638 nm.  These lasers are combined and delivered through a single fiber while 6 freeform PMTs allow for the detection of fluorescence signals from any laser based on filter selection.

  • Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)A transmission electron microscope is used to characterize the microstructure of materials with very high spatial resolution. Information about the morphology, crystal structure and defects, crystal phases and composition can be obtained.

  • UV-VIS-NIR SpectrophotometerThe Cary 500 UV/Vis/NIR Spectrophotometer covers the wavelength range of 3300 nm (near infrared or NIR) to 175 nm (ultraviolet or UV) with an accuracy of 0.1 nm in the UV/Vis range and 0.4 nm in the NIR range.

  • X-ray Photoelectron SpectroscopyThe Kratos Axis HS XPS (X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy) system offers surface analysis, surface chemical mapping, and depth profiling of metallic, semi-metallic, and nonmetallic samples as deep as 1 nm. The sample is evacuated to 10-9 Torr or better, for quality measurements.

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Durham, NH 03824
Phone: (603) 862-2790


UNH Rate:  $78/hour (1/2-hour minimum)

Non-UNH Academic Rate: $156.00/hour (1/2 hr minimum)

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