Laboratory Space: NSC 538 and NSC 540

 NSC 540: Materials Synthesis Laboratory


NSC 538: Spesctroscopy and Electrochemistry Laboratory


Instruments in the Synthetic Lab


VAC OmniLab Glovebox

Application: Inert atmosphere for synthesis of inorganic colloids.








Application: Sintering of inorganic thin films and solids




 Tube Furnace

Application: High temperature synthesis of solids





Instruments in the Spectroscopy/Electrochemistry Lab


Time Correlated Single Photon Counting (TCSPC) Setup

Specifcations: (1) Light Source: BDL-445 SMC diode laser, pulse width 40-90 ps
                               (2) Repetition rates: 1 MHz, 20 MHz, 50 MHz or continuous
                               (3) Detector: PML 16-C 16 channel detector (200-800 nm)
Applications:  Time-resolved emission spectroscopy

Click on the video to watch excited state decay profiles of fluorescein dianion in water (pH=11) being collected as a function of emission wavelengths. (Lifetime = 4.1 ns)


Nd:YAG-pumped OPO Laser

Specifcations: (1) Continuum Panther Optical Parametric Oscillator (OPO) pumped by                                                Continuum Powerlite 8000 Nd:YAG laser
                               (2) 2-6 ns pulsewidth, 10-60 mJ/pulse, 10 Hz repetition rate
                               (3) Tunable from visible to near IR (400-700 nm)
Applications:  Transient absorption spectroscopy, time-resolved emission spectroscopy,                                    light source for photochemical reactions


Agilent 8453 Ultraviolet-Visible Spectrophotometer

Application: Absorption spectroscopy





Cary Eclipse Fluorescence Spectrophotometer

Application: Steady-state emission spectroscopy




Photoelectrochemistry Setup

Specifications: (1) Xenon lamp white light source
(2) LabView controlled monochromator
(3) Calibrated silicon photodiode

Applications: Incident photon to current efficiency (IPCE) measurements, current-voltage (J-V) response curves