Nanosecond Transient Absorption Spectroscopy
We have a Spectra Physics Quanta-Ray Lab 170 Nd:YAG nanosecond laser, and GWU basiScan OPO, and a custom built transient absorption spectrometer. We are equipped to measure single wavelength kinetics across the visible region.
We have two Pine Research WaveDriver 20 bipotentiostats, a WaveNow potentiostat, and a WaveVortex 10 electrode rotator. All our gloveboxes have custom feedthroughs for electrode cables and our rotator is stationed inside a glovebox, allowing us to make electroanalytical measurements under air- and water-free conditions.
Our lab houses two MBraun double gloveboxes for performing chemical synthesis, recording optical absorption spectra, and making electroanalytical measurements in an inert atmosphere.
Stopped-Flow Rapid Mixing
We utilize a Hi-Tech Scientific SF-61 DX2 double-mixing stopped-flow instrument.
UV-Vis Absorption Spectroscopy
We have both a Cary-60 UV-Vis Absorbance Spectrometer with fiber optic feedthroughs to an inert atmosphere glovebox and a Flame Miniature Spectrometer housed in a glovebox (not shown).
For steady-state luminescence, we use an Ocean Optics USB2000+ with various LED lightsources.
General lab facilities
Our lab has 9 fume hoods, 6 with custom-build Schlenk lines, two rotary evaporators, a centrifuge, two ovens, and much more!
The Department of Chemistry is home to state-of-the-art core facilities, including X-Ray, NMR, Mass Spectrometry, the Reaction Innovation Subcore for Excellence in Catalysis (RISE Catalysis), Electronics, and a Glass Shop.
The AMPED EFRC supports several user facilities, including a fully staffed Spectroscopy Facility, a Materials & Electrode Fabrication Facility, and a Photolysis & Solar Fuels Product Analysis Facility.
CHANL houses extensive analytical and nanofabrication instrumentation, including TEM, XPS, SEM, and ALD.