Our lab has a suite of equipment for nanoparticle synthesis, characterization, sample preparation, and near-infrared imaging. We welcome requests for researchers to use the following equipment.

 

Near-Infrared Single-Particle Imaging Microscope

2016-08-18-08-51-33-1

721 nm 500 mW and 635 nm 300 mW excitation lasers, co-aligned into the same excitation path. 20x, 40x, 63x, and 100x objectives for excitation, with several filter cubes with long-pass emission filters. Imaging path can be directed to a brightfield Zeiss axiocam, or a Princeton Instruments NIRVana 640 InGaAs array to image wavelengths in the 900 nm – 1400 nm range.

 

Near-Infrared Spectrometer

2016-08-18-08-52-03-1

721 nm 500 mW and 635 nm 300 mW excitation lasers, co-aligned into the same excitation path. 20x, 40x, 63x, and 100x objectives for excitation, with several filter cubes with long-pass emission filters. Emission is aligned into a Princeton Instruments IsoPlane 320 and coupled to a liquid nitrogen-cooled Princeton Instruments PyLoN-IR 1D array of InGaAs pixels.

 

Shimadzu UV-3600 Plus

2016-08-18-08-51-01-1

A UV-Vis-NearIR spectrophotometer with three detectors: a PMT for UV and visible wavelength detection, and an InGaAs and cooled PbS detector for long-wavelength detection. The spectrophotometer has a double monochromator with a wavelength range of 185 to 3300 nm.

 

Tecan Infinite M1000 Pro

2016-08-18-08-50-50-1

Monochromator-based microplate fluorescence reader with  230 nm – 850 nm excitation wavelength selection and 280 – 850 nm emission measurement capabilities.  Magellan software enabled.

 

Hydrofarm Plant Growth Chamber

2016-08-18-08-50-01-1

Hydroponic or soil-based plant growth chamber with controllable light/dark cycles. We routinely grow spinach, arugula, and arabidopsis thaliana.

 

Beckman Coulter High-Performance Centrifuge

2016-08-18-08-49-34-1

A model Avanti J-301 centrifuge with a fixed-angle rotor. Maximum speeds attained are 30,000 rpm and forces up to 100,000 g.