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Instrumentation

The department is housed in the Gottwald Center for the Sciences. The facility is shared with the biology and physics departments. There are over 50 teaching and research labs in the facility as well as a computer lab, and an abundance of modern instrumentation. Instrumentation used by undergraduates include FT-NMRs, FT-IRs, GC-MSs, UV-VISs including Diode Array, AAs, HPLCs, spectrofluorometers, a CD/ORD spectrophotometer, GCs, electrochemical equipment, ultracentrifuges, inert atmosphere chambers and a typical assortment of pH meters, spectrometers and balances. The various research labs contain an assortment of lasers, vacuum systems, inert atmosphere boxes, cryogenic equipment and computer and analytical instrumentation.

The chemistry department realizes the importance of maintaining state-of-the-art equipment. Below is a partial list of major pieces of equipment in the chemistry department. All of the equipment is available for student use. Students learn to use the instruments in laboratory classes and are then free to use them in their research projects.

NMRs
Bruker 500 MHz NMR
Bruker 300 MHz NMR
EM/Anasazi 390 FT 90 MHz NMR

Mass Spectrometers
Shimadzu IT-TOF LC-HRMS
Shimadzu AXIMA MALDI-TOF
5 Shimadzu Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometers
Advion CMS expression compact Mass Spectrometer with ASAP probe and TLC plate express

Spectrophotometers
21 Thermo Spectronic 20 Vis Spectrophotometers
10 Jasco UV/Vis Spectrophotometers
10 Agilent Cary 60 UV/Vis Spectrophotometers
Varian Cary 50 UV/Vis Spectrophotometer
Agilent Diode Array UV/Vis Spectrophotometer
Jasco Circular Dichroism Spectrophotometer
Fluorolog III Spectrophotometer
2 Jasco Fluorometers
Varian Cary Fluorometer
PicoQuant Lifetime Scanning Fluorometer
5 Nicolet/Thermo Infrared Spectrometers
Varian duo (graphite furnace and flame) Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometers

Chromatographs
3 Varian 3900 Gas Chromatographs
Waters HPLC
Agilent 1100 Series HPLC
5 Radial Chromatrons
Biotage Flash Chromatography System

Miscellaneous
2 Johnson Matthey Magnetic Susceptibility Balance
Mettler Toledo DL-50 Autotitrator
2 Mettler Toledo T-50 Autotitrator
Pine bi-potentionstat
Biotage Initiator Microwave Reactor
Wyatt Technologies Dynamic Light Scattering Instrument

Centrifuges

Sorvall Superspeed Centrifuge

Dry Boxes

2 Vacuum Atmospheres Drilab Glove Boxes

Computer Clusters

71-node dual Intel Xeon X56540 2.67GHz cluster, of which 33 nodes are equipped with DDR Infiniband, 12 GB of RAM, 1 TB hard drive. The remaining nodes have Gigabit ethernet and a1 TB hard drive. Of those 38 nodes, 2 nodes have 12 GB, 32 nodes 24 GB, and 4 nodes have 48 GB of RAM. The head node has 16 TB disk space.

48-node dual Opteron 2.2GHz cluster. Each node is equipped with 4 GB of RAM and a 80GB hard drive. Communication between head and compute nodes is through a Gigabit Nortel Networks Baystack 5510 scalable switch.

17-node dual AMD Opteron 2.01 GHz cluster. Each node has 8 GB of RAM, a 150 GB hard drive, and communicates with the head node through DDR Infiniband. The head node has 1 TB disk space.

13-node dual Intel Xeon E5-2630 2.30 GHz cluster. Each node is equipped with DDR Infiniband. 11 nodes have 32 GB RAM and a 500 GB hard drive. 2 nodes have 64 GB of RAM, 4 NVidia GeForce GTX 780 GPUs, and 1 TB of disk space. The head node has 2.2 TB disk space.

10-node dual Intel Xeon E5410 2.33GHz cluster. Each node communicates with the head node through Gigiabet ethernet, has 8 GB of RAM, and a 250 GB hard drive. The head node has 2.2 TB disk space.