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Characterization Instruments

Image Device Type Manufacturer and Model Description Location(s)
DSMS Mass Spectometer A133
Mass Spectrometer DSMS Mass Spectometer DSMS Mass Spectometer E133
AR200 Refractometer meter E136
Refractometer AR200 Refractometer meter 

Reichert AR200 Digital Handheld Refractometer has the capability to measure RefractiveIndex (nD) of liquid solutions to a precision of +/-0.0001or % Solids (Brix) to +/-0.1 with a range of 1.3300 to 1.5600nD and 0 to 95% Solids (Brix).

Anton Paar DMA 5000 Density Meter
Density Meter Anton Paar DMA 5000 The DMA 5000 is used to perform accurate density measurements over a specified density, temperature, and viscosity range E135
DynaPro NanoStar Dynamic Light Scattering Thumbnail
Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) Wyatt DynaPro NanoStar The DynaPro NanoStar DLS instrument is used for the analysis of protein solutions, promiscuous inhibitors, buffers or other products in solution. E136
photo of nanodrop on benchtop
Nanodrop Nanodrop One Quantify and qualify DNA, RNA, and protein samples in seconds with only 1-2 µL, and obtain full-spectral data. E134
Nexus 670 ThermoNicolet Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer Thumbnail
Infrared Spectrometer (FTIR) Nexus 670 ThermoNicolet  The Nexus 670 is a high-resolution FTIR instrument with a spectral range that E136
Netzsch STA 449 F1 Jupiter Simultaneous Thermal Analyzer Thumbnail
Thermal Analyzer (TGA + DSC) Netzsch STA 449 F1 Jupiter
Simultaneous thermogravimetry (TGA) and Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) analysis for measurements such as melting/crystallization properties, glass transitions, corrosion studies, and thermokinetics.
Thermo Scientific Evolution 201 UV-VIS Spectrometer Thumbnail
UV-VIS Spectrophotometer Thermo Scientific Evolution 201 The Thermo Scientific Evolution 201 features a wavelength range of 190-1100 nm  E136
Bilayer Overtone Analysis Instrument

Bilayer Overtone Analysis Instrument

Unitron and SRS The Thermo Scientific Evolution 201 features a wavelength range of 190-1100 nm  A121


Created December 1, 2017, Updated April 5, 2022