The Lumigen Instrument Center consists of five core areas of expertise.

Electron microscopy

This facility consists of 1417 square feet of space and houses two scanning electron microscopes (JSM-7600F) field emission SEM and (JSM-6510LV) tungsten SEM, a transmission electron microscope (JEOL-2010) and a sample preparation room. Designed as an open laboratory, each electron microscope has sufficient space for workgroups to gather for training and experimental collaboration.

X-ray crystallography

The newly renovated x-ray crystallography core facility houses two X-ray powder diffractometers (Bruker D2 Phaser and Bruker D8 ADVANCE) used for powder and thin-film material characterization and an X-ray single-crystal diffractometer (Bruker X8 APEX) used to determine small molecule structure.

Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR)

The NMR and EPR facility provides NMR expertise, consultation, and technical support for university research, local industrial applications, and nearby academic partnerships. Nearby conference rooms and classrooms are available for consultation and training purposes.

Mass spectrometry

This lab consists of 2000 square feet and provides professional and technical MS support for academic research as well as local industry with eight mass spectrometers.

Optical spectroscopy/calorimeters

This facility allows for electromagnetic radiation analysis on samples and houses various small instruments.

Grant funded instrumentation

See a list of funding sources and projects.

Contact ­čĺČ

Dr. Judy Westrick, director