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Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Facility

  1. Commercial UHV variable temperature STM/AFM integrated with a second UHV system housing a multi-tip STM with a scanning electron microscope (5 nm resolution) and scanning Auger microprobe

  2. Commercial UHV STM/AFM integrated with the NRL Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) Epicenter for characterizing semiconductor surfaces following MBE, including cross-sectional STM

  3. Homebuilt UHV STM/S with facilities for low-energy electron diffraction (LEED) and Auger electron spectroscopy (AES)

Atomic Force Microscopy Facility

  1. Nanoscope IIIa multimode AFM (lateral force, magnetic force, and tapping modes) equipped with breakout box and force-volume mapping system.

  2. TM Microscopes Autoprobe CP AFM

  3. Digital Instruments Bioscope AFM integrated with a Zeiss Axiovert 100 inverted optical microscope with fluorescence, micromanipulation, and microinjection capabilities

  4. Woollam VASE Spectroscopic Ellipsometer

  5. Cascade Microtech Probe Station

  6. CHI electrochemical Analyzer

  7. AST VCA Optima contact angle measurement system

  8. Nicolet Nexus 670 FTIR with a MCT-A detector and a Harrick Seagull reflection accessory (for IRRAS)


Optical microscopy Facility

  1. Zeiss Axiotech upright microscope (brightfield, darkfield, and DIC)

  2. Zeiss Axiovert 200 inverted microscope (brightfield, darkfield, DIC, and fluorescence)

  3. Zeiss Axiovert 100TV inverted microscope

  4. Zeiss Stemi DV4 Stereo Microscope

  5. Nikon SMZ1500 Stereomicroscope

  6. LOMO Multiscope™ Modular Microscope

  7. Meiji EMZ Stereomicroscope

  8. Saturn Digital Video Microscope Inspection System

  9. Multiple microscope cameras, including DAGE-MTI VE1000CCD video

  10. NEC TI124B video

  11. Roper Scientific Coolsnap cf, digital, 1/2 ", 1392x1040 (cooled to 20 °C)

  12. Roper Scientific Coolsnap hq, digital, 2/3", 1392x1040 (cooled to –30 °C)

  13. Video Scope International 1845 Gen III Image Intensifier


Biosensor and molecular biology laboratory

  1. Millipore Milli-Q Synthesis A10 DI Water Station

  2. 300°C vacuum oven

  3. All American 25X Electric Pressure Steam Sterilizer

  4. Ultracentrifuge

  5. Benchtop centrifuge (15-50 mL)

  6. Horn and bath sonicators

  7. 35kHz/500W RF plasma cleaner

  8. HP8453 diode array spectophotometer with thermostated cell

  9. Pharmacia Biotech Ultrospec 2000 UV/Visible Spectrophotometer

  10. Microlumat LB96P chemiluminometer

  11. Strategene Robocycler

  12. Stratagene SmartPower 4000 Gel Electrophoresis Power Supply

  13. Microplate reader

  14. Microtitre plate washer

  15. Incubator

  16. Autoclave

  17. Laminar flow hood with HEPA filter

  18. Glove box

  19. –70° C freezer

Engineering laboratory

  1. High-end multimeters, function generators, power supplies, oscilloscopes

  2. SRS SR760 FFT Spectrum Analyzer

  3. Sherline 2000-Series Vertical Milling Machine With FlashCut CNC Retrofit

Analytical toxicology laboratory

  1. HP5972 CC/MS

  2. Various ion trap CI-GC/MS

  3. Finnigan GC/MS/MS

  4. SLM Scanning fluorometer

  5. HP1040 diode array HPLC

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