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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.