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Bruker Venture D8 Diffractometer added to the X-Ray Lab....  06/12/17

The Venture D8 single-crystal diffractomer is now available in 1707 Gilman.  With an intense Mo source and extremely sensitive detector, the instrument can acquire complete data sets for structural analysis very quickly.  And the rates are just as low as before for complete structure solution!

Pyrolysis GCMS Now Available... 01/31/17

We have just installed a Frontier 3030D pyrolysis unit on the GCT GCMS and we're open for business.  The formal training materials are under development, but don't let that stop you!  We can do EGA, TD and Pyrolysis measurements.

Many rates LOWERED for FY'17... 07/26/16

The rates for ten of our facility instruments have been lowered by 10% for FY'17!  These include the AVIII NMR, EPR, LCMS2020, Jasco CD, Agilent UV-Vis, Microcal ITC, and all four x-ray instruments.  Rates were raised slightly on the prepLC and the BET instruments.

New high-intensity source installed on APEX II... 07/15/16

A much brighter source of Cu x-rays has been installed on the APEX II single-crystal x-ray diffractometer.  This will allow us to measure much smaller crystals so you won't have to spend so much time trying to recrystallize!  We also have a new (to us) low temperature device installed on the SMART 1000 that is configured with a normal Mo x-ray tube. 

Agilent 5973 GCMS System now available... 02/15/16

We have refurbished an older Agilent 5973 GCMS system, complete with autosampler and NIST mass spec library.  It's now available for training and use, even though I haven't quite finished the training guide.  It's pretty simple to use in basic modes.  We're offering this nominal mass GCMS as a very low cost instrument for most routine applications.  Cost will be about $10 per hour, but if you find a lower price on any ISU facility GCMS instrument, we'll match that!

Dynamic Light Scattering particle size analyzer is now available... 8/17/15

The Malvern Zetasizer Nano particle and zeta-potential analyzer is now available for use!   Training guides and policies have been developed.  Come on down!

Cryoprobe for the AVII600 NMR has been installed!... 8/17/15

The new cryoprobe for the AVII600 NMR has been installed.  The instrument will be used for high-sensitivity solution measurements about 2/3 of the time, and solids work about 1/3 of the time.  Schedules will be posted!

Shimadzu LCMS-2020 open for business... 12/05/14

This summer we upgraded our older LCMS-2010 to a brand new LCMS-2020.  The system has been operational and available for a few months now, but recently the training guide was completed and "walk-on" methods have been developed.  So it's time to start using it.  It is the cheapest LCMS on campus!

500NMR now ready for use... 12/05/14

We have successfully relocated the Bruker DRX 500 NMR from Moly Bi to 1708 Gilman Hall!  Contact Sarah and Shu for training. Those of you already trained to use the DRX 400 should have an easy go of it.  Special thanks to Sarah and Shu for their hard work relocating this instrument... no small task!

LCMS Upgrade being purchased... 6/17/14

We are upgrading the 14-year old Shimadzu LCMS 2010 system.  We anticipate keeping the LC part of the system, but completely replacing the MS, computer, and software.  We hope to have this completed early this summer.

NMR Upgrades happening soon... 6/17/14

We have moved the BNMRF Bruker 500 MHz NMR to 1708 Gilman and hope to re-energize it later this summer.  This allows the new Bruker 800 MHz NMR to be installed in the lab in Molecular Biology later this fall.  We are also buying a solution cryoprobe for our Bruker AVII NMR in 1232 Hach Hall. This instrument was previously used almost exclusively for solids work, but will now be shared.  We expect the cryoprobe will be installed in January 2015.

TGA/DSC -MS/FTIR system is here... 6/15/14

The new Netzsch STA449 F1 TGA/DSC system is now installed and ready to go.  The system also has a robot for sample introduction, and an Aeolos mass spec and a Bruker Tensor  FTIR for effluent gas analysis!  At the moment we are training select students who have previous TGA experience, but we hope to be able to train novices within a few weeks.