University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Center for Integrative Technology Sciences (CINS)

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

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Analytical Instrumentation:

  • Ultramicrotome, Leica UC7
  • Atomic Force Microscope, Bruker Dimension-Icon with FastScan (Peak Force
  • Scanning Electron Microscope, JEOL JSM – 7000F
  • EDS (energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer) (EDAX Element) for spectroscopy and elemental mapping.
  • E-beam lithography by JC Nabity
  • Transmission Electron Microscope, JEOL JEM – 2100F
  • Field Emission Gun for ultrahigh resolution
  • EDS (X-ray spectrometer) by EDAX for elemental mapping and spectroscopy
  • 2 Gatan CCDs for wide ranges of imaging capabilities
  • Cold stage for cryomicroscopy
  • Large tilting capability for tomography
  • Fluorescence Microscope, Olympus BX51 – The BX51 is an upright microscope ideal for fluorescence of DIC microscopy, primarily used for observing biological cell samples.
  • Bright 12V/100W halogen illumination source is ideal for transmitted light viewing
  • Inverted Digital Microscope, Fischer Scientific Micromaster
  • X-Ray Diffractometer, Bruker D8-Discover
  • Vanetc-500 detector (2D wire detector)
  • Point Detector (scintillation detector)
  • Vertical Eulerian Cradle
  • Laser-video alignment system
  • Micro-Raman, Horiba Jobin Yvon LabRam 800
  • Laser spot diameter of about 1 μm
  • Peltier CCD camera detection system for data acquisition
  • Surface Area Analyzer, Micromeritics ASAP 2020
  • Two independent vacuum systems that allow preparation and analysis to occur concurrently
  • Oil-free “dry” vacuum option to prevent oil contamination
  • Hall Effect Analyzer, Ecopia HMS-5000
  • Spectrofluorometer, Horiba NanoLog
  • Spectrometer, Shimadzu 3600 UV-Vis-NIR – This model is equipped with 2 light sources (Tungsten and Deuterium lamps) and 3 detectors:
    • PMT detector (photomultiplier tube) for ultraviolet and visible regions
    • PbS detector for near infrared regions, where sensitivity is typically low
    • InGaAs detector for near infrared regions, this detector bridges the gap between the PMT–PbS to ensure high sensitivity over the entire measurement wavelength range
  • Spectroscopic Ellipsometry, Horiba Uvisel.
  • X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy, Thermo K-Alpha XPS System
  • Ion gun to sputter very thin layers at time for depth profiling of the elements
  • Neutralization gun to suppress sample charging
  • PVE300 Spectral Responsivity/Quantum Efficiency Analyzer, Bentham Instruments
  • Thermogravimetric Analysis/Differential Scanning Calorimetry, Mettler Toledo TGA/DSC 3+
  • Single Column Universal Electromechanical Testing Machine with EP2 Digital Controller & Guage Safe Basic Testing Software

Instruments for Nanomaterial Synthesis and Functionalization

  • Advanced Deposition Chamber
  • Matrix-Assisted Pulsed Laser Evaporation (MAPLE)
  • Photo Current Density Measurement System (Princeton Applied Research)
  • Two-Electrode Anodizer
  • Contact Angle Measurement System with High Speed Camera (Kruss-USA)
  • Pulsed Laser Deposition System
  • Plasma Etching Device (MCS Plasma Systems)
  • Glove Box/Deposition Chamber, LC Technologies, Angstrom Engineering CoVap II
  • Thin Film Measurement System, Reflectometer, Filmetric F20

Biological Instrumentation

  • Radio Frequency Chemical Vapor Deposition System (DOD TATRC 1, W81XWH-10-2-0130)
  • 350 kHz, 5-kW RF generator coupled to a synthesis reactor.
  • Centrifuge, Thermo Scientific (Sorvall, l RC 6+) (DOD TATRC 2, W81XWH-11-1-0795)
  • Hybrid Multi-Mode Microplate Reader (Synergy, H1) (Arkansas State Appropriations)
  • Water-Jacketed US AutoFlow NU-4750 CO2 Incubator (DOD TATRC 1, W81XWH-10-2-0130)
  • Biological Safety Cabinet (Logic, LABCONCO, Class II, type B2)
  • Zeta Potential Reader (Zeta-Reader, ZPi, Mark 21) (Department of Energy, DE-FG36-06GO86072)
  • Ultrasonic Processor, Sonics Vibra-Cell