Analytical Research Group (ARG)

ARG Instrument List

FTIR Analyses

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Spectroscopy and Chromatography
(contact is Dongxiang Wang)

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  • Shimadzu QP-5000 GC/MS - GC/MS and direct insertion probe MS
  • Shimadzu QP-2010 GC/MS - Determining relatively high molecular weight pyrolysis materials
  • HP 5971 GC/MS (CDS Pyroprobe 1000) - Pyrolysis-GC/MS and desorption of high molecular weight materials
  • HP 5890 Chiral Separations - Resolution of structurally similar compounds (e.g., isomers)
  • HP 5890 S and P Selective Detection - Sulfur and Phosphorus detection (PFPD)
  • HP 5890 Simulated Distillation - Measuring boiling point distribution in complex mixtures
  • Shimadzu GC-17-A - Separation of compounds in gaseous mixtures (FID and TCD)
  • Waters 600E/996 PDA HPLC  - Characterization of liquid non-GC amenable mixtures
  • Varian CP3800  - Nitrogen and phosphorus detection (NPD)

Proximate and Ultimate Analysis
(contact is Ron Wasco)

  • LECO CHN 600 - CHN Determination
  • LECO SC 144DR - Total sulfur determination
  • LECO MAC 400 - Proximate analysis

Physical Properties
(contact is Ron Wasco or Gary Mitchell)

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  • Quantachrome Autosorb  - Surface area analyses
  • Quantachrome Mercury Porosimeter  - Pore volume analyses
  • Quantachrome Multipycnometer  - Helium density analyses
  • Malvern 2600C  - Particle size analyses
  • Malvern GEM-200-900HR  - Rheometer
  • Bohlin Rotational Viscometer  - Viscosity analyses
  • Micromeretics Gemini - BET surface area analyses

Thermal Analysis
(contact is Ron Wasco)

  • Perkin Elmer TGA 7 - TGA
  • Micromeretics Autochem 2910 - Automated catalyst characterization
  • Mettler Toledo DSC1 - Differential Scanning Calorimeter
  • Parr Adiabatic Calorimeter - Calorific value
  • Krüss Drop Shape Analysis System DS 100
  • ThermTest - TPS Optimized Thermal Property System

Optical Microscopy
(contact is Gary Mitchell)

  • Leitz Orthoplan Microscope - Reflected light or fluorescence intensity measurements
  • Leitz Orthoplan Microscope - Spectral analysis
  • Leitz DM4000 Microscope - Reflected and transmitted white and blue light illumination
  • Zeiss Axiophot Infinity - White/blue light, photometric and photographic capabilities
  • Zeiss Universal Microscope - White or white/blue light and photographic capabilities
  • Nikon Microphot FXA Microscope  - PGT image analysis system

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